Asian Family Stereotypes

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Many studies on family and race, specifically Asians prove that people’s lives are structured in a certain way and have a clear impact on their life chances. Although these statements are true and relatable on a personal level, some of these facts are beginning to wane away. An example of this would be a quote from Yen-Chun Cheryl Chen and Jui-Chung Allen Li “the father-son axis is fundamental to the family relations in East Asian societies,” (62) this must have been true for past generations but a lot of time has passed since then, which renders this statement false. On the other hand, a statement that still seems relevant comes from Kimberly Goyette and Yu Xie “distinct Asian American groups have higher educational expectations than do …show more content…
Parental authority may be observed in the strict regulation of study and training childhood, mate selection during adolescence to young adulthood, and intergenerational support in later family life course.” (Chin-Chun Yi, 253) As the quote from the article says, in Asian families’ parental authority is a big topic that is still existent to this day. The authority is something that restricts their child’s life chances. Evidence for this is provided in every country, in almost every Asian household. Common examples used for this would be the stereotypes that Asian parents constantly force their kids to study all day to become a doctor, lawyer, or even an engineer. The result of all these restrictions based on parental authority has led to the children in these situations to become less street-smart or frankly speaking, lacking in common …show more content…
“Knowing both of these social practices allows me to be aware of the social expectations in many different occasions.” (Jason 2016) In this direct example Jason says that knowing both cultural practices allows him to fit in with social groups better, whether the groups are more Asian focused or ethnically diverse groups. One could believe that if the research was focused on all areas that a certain race has to deal with, then society could have a better understanding. An element that all these researches fail to study are the benefits that comes along with race. On the contrary, if the researches focused on the benefits the results could have been more neutral rather than being negative. The research could also have shown how much society has changed and how race is slowly balancing the negatives with advantages. Although the research lacks some modern information and could have questioned about the benefits of having an Asian ethnic background, the negatives listed in the researches are true and

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