Racial Profiling of Asians in America Essay

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Racial Profiling of Asians in America

"Have you heard the one where someone broke into this guy's house and all his electronics were

stolen but they knew that the burglar was Asian because the math homework that was left on the

kitchen table was completed? What about the one how Asians get their names? By dropping a fork

down the stairs." In the first issue of the Asian American magazine, Amerisian, the magazine introduces

an Asian American perspective of how a community is viewed in today's society.. For many years,

Asian Americans strive to distance themselves to the subjective racial stereotypes and profiling society

places on them. Asian Americans have been trying to find their place in the
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For many Asian Americans, the struggle through adolescence into

adulthood is overwhelmed by the racial-profiling that society imposes through forms of education,

professions, and media influences.

Over the years, the role of AsianAmericans have transcended from uneducated immigrants

to almost a new type "standard" in American education. Society recognizes them as being brainy

when it comes to math and science, but fall short interms of liberal art classes because of their inability

to speak up (Racist Love). In turn, many studentswill limit their choices of a college major. "Most

Asian men would major in engineering and computer relatedfields as opposed to women, who study

science related courses" (Perng). Despite havingthe disadvantage in liberal arts classes, Asian Americans

are very devoted to their work. They are usuallyseen as being quiet, yet excel in academic activities

in school. They embrace a special kind of dedicationtowards education to lead them to a successful

path in the future. Although they are looked uponas foreigners, they achieve high grades in school and

standardized tests (Hu). This outlook of AsianAmericans as the most intelligent group of people came

from the "Model Minority" myth.

The belief is that Asian Americanswork hard to get good, reliable

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