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    Asian American Media

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    Asian Americans and the Media by Kent A. Ono and Vincent N. Pham targets the topic of Asian American representations and their presence in media. The book provides a critical analysis of Asian American studies, film studies, communication arts and sciences for an overview of Asian American representations in broad media. Broad media consists of film, television, radio, music, the Internet and the like. The book attempts to understand constraints as a result of historical and contemporary dominant representations. Examples of Asian American representations are addressed in the book with a theoretical approach to make palpable the broad historical and contemporary field of representations in which the group finds themselves. The book is split…

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    The Asian American Dream

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    In many ways, Asian Americans have accomplished gaining the “American Dream” of getting a higher education, working a great job and financially over achieving. Therefore, Asian Americans are labeled as the model minority, a diligent and hardworking group that other minorities should follow (Le, 2011, p.13). Model minority is defined as a minority group of people who are expected to accomplish a higher degree of socioeconomic success than the average economic status (Wiki, 2016, p.9). But in…

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    Asian American Identity

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    yellowface, completed with buck-teeth, squinty eyes, and stereotypical Asian accessories and wardrobe (e.g., a straw “Coolie” hat, a Maoist Red Guard uniform). In 2004, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle featured two Asian-American leads, both of whom played stereotypical Asian roles. The identity of Asian Americans has long been constructed through popular culture. This paper seeks to analyze how Asian American identity is constructed in popular culture by examining Asian American identity…

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    Asian American population and its characteristics According to the Census Bureau, the Asian group in the United States counts 15.7 million Asian Americans in 2013 and represents about five percent of the total U.S. population. Asian Americans live mostly in large cities in states of California, New York, Texas, Illinois, Hawaii and New Jersey. Asian American community is fast growing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it is expected to comprise over 10% of the…

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    not concerned about any issues regarding Asians and Asian Americans. I do not think that it is important for me to know or pay attention to them. As long as my life is not affected, I would not take the issues of Asian and Asian American seriously. However, I was wrong. I did not know that Asian Americans’ problem could be a controversial topic in the United States until I read those Asian Americans’ articles and news. In this class, I also could somehow relate myself to some of the topics that…

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    Asian American Struggles

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    Invisible and Struggling Asian Americans are generally known for their diligent work ethics, their high levels of education and the high paying job that follows from their education. This stereotype is even supported with statistical data, Asian Americans holding a higher median household income, $66,000, compared to the general population’s $49,800 (Pew Research Center). With a rise in Asian immigrants and the Asian American populace as a whole and how they are projected to be the largest…

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    The intermarriage of the Asian Americans Simona Nissan San José State University The report The Rise of Intermarriage, of the Pew Research Center from February 2012, presents that the popularity of intermarriage in the United States increased compared to the past. The report mentions that “about 15% of all new marriages in the United States in 2010 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity from one another” (Wang, 2012), while it is more than double comparing to the 1980…

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    Essay On Asian Americans

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    Asian Americans The term “Asian American” is used as a way to distinguish people of Asian descent. Asian Americans consist of at least a dozen distinct groups who have extremely diverse cultural and physical features. The largest groups of Asian Americans are the Chinese, Filipino, and Asian Indian. The Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, as well as others are not in the largest population, but they do make up the smaller Asian societies. Asian Americans faced oppression and social injustices even…

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    Asian American Values

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    Personally, I haven’t had the opportunity to have a more direct type of professional interaction with Asian American clients than just having my best friend being from the Philippines. Nevertheless, I found extremely interesting to see that even though I find myself to be very different from Asian American individuals, Dr. Sue provided a clear description of values and beliefs that are actually very similar to my owns. I have never thought of this before, until today! But my best friend and I…

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    Asian American Culture

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    Asian Americans are the largest group of newly immigrants that arrive from Southeast Asia and Fareast Asia. According to Pew Research Center, in 2011 Asian Americans make up about 18 million people, which is 5.8% of the total United States population. Even though Asian Americans may have much in common, they are also made up of diverse cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds. Coming from an Asian family, Vietnamese to be exact, we do not prioritize our health as often as we should. Instead we focus…

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