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  • Essay On Asian Americans

    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 before they landed in the United States, there were laws that played a significant role in the lives of the Asian population, although they were able to excel in education and economic opportunities, nothing was done to correct these injustices until 1974. Asian Americans have been in the United States since the early nineteenth century. As mentioned, they arrived in two separate waves. The first wave consists of the old Asian immigration, this occurred from the middle of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth centuries. Many Chinese people were the first to arrive, followed by the Japanese and a small group of Koreans and Filipinos. In this first wave came many unskilled laborers for the purpose of construction and…

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  • Asian American Media

    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…

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  • Asian American Identity

    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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  • Reflection On Asian Americans

    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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  • The Intermarriage Of Asian Americans

    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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  • Asian American Culture

    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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  • The Asian American Dream

    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 Characteristics

    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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  • Asian American Struggles

    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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  • Asian American Racism

    immigrants arriving in the United States did not want to associate themselves with Chinese Americans. During World War II, Chinese Americans did not want to associate themselves with Japanese Americans. This was all done to avoid the sphere of racism that existed in the United States. During the 1960s, students from these Asian subgroups “coined the term ‘Asian American’” , which related their combined experiences of “racial oppression and economic exploitation.” As Asian Americans, they…

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