• Asian American Americans Minority Author
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    The author, Ronald Takaki, wishes to illustrate that the perceptions of Asian Americans as a 'model minority' are not entirely accurate. Takaki writes that the facts and figures used to compare Asian-Americans to other, less successful minority groups are misleading. For example, the author writes that although Japanese Americans are seen as upwardly mobile, they have not yet achieved equality. The essay states that 'while Japanese American men in California earned an average income comparable t...
  • Asian American Stereotypes Women Vietnamese Americans
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    Through the Eyes of Asian MenOverviewAsian stereotypes are a product of prevailing myths propagated by various media, from books, plays, movies, television, to even historical propaganda. Generally speaking, the stereotyping of Asian women often swing to extreme types: the docile, subservient sexual object, or the dragon lady. Asian Americans only make up a small percentage of the United States population and live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii. Consequen...
  • United States Poem Asian American
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    The City in Which I Love You By Li-Young Lee For a New Citizen of These United States Asian American Poetry Poetry is an author s tool to produce written work in order to express themselves and evoke emotions and feelings they have. Poetry comes in many different forms and from much different type of authors. It can be categorized in different ways. There are similarities and differences amidst the different types of poetry. Poetry classified Asian, or Asian American poetry share similarities b...
  • Journeys Journey Asian American
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    A Lifetime of Journeys Journey is an important theme found in Asian American works. Although journey, by travel from one place to another is a common form of journey, the journey through life in search of success is also an important theme. In Asian American Literature, an anthology by Shawn Wong, who has been recognized for his works of published poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews there are many references to journeys. Why does journey play such an important part of the lives of Asian America...
  • Pardee Lowe Father And Glorious Descendent
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    Pardee Lowe penned his autobiography, Father and Glorious Descendent, in 1943. In the book, Lowe tells his story of growing up in the home of first generation Chinese immigrants. Throughout the book he relates the trials and tribulations endured by himself and his family in California, ranging from major events like the Great San Francisco earthquake at the beginning of the century to everyday occurrences like dealing with widespread racism in the white majority. In the end, the author relates h...
  • Chinese American Culture In Understanding Bone
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    Chinese-American Culture In Understanding Bone What culture they had was to be forgotten a difficult and practically impossible feat. The Chinese-Americans faced a wall of cultural difference that could only be scaled with the support of their parents and local community. The book review of Bone by Nhi Le stated clearly how the first generations struggle to survive and the second generations efforts to thrive made the transition into American culture possible. Overcoming barriers such as languag...
  • Asian America American Americans Chinese
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    America is a Country based on diversity and immigration of many cultures creating a melting pot people from all over the world living together in freedom. The Asian American ethnic group is also based on diversity and different immigration patterns of different cultures all representing each other under one name Asian American. Asian Americans have a very diverse history and have different subgroups that have different social status. This essay will discuss and analyze the history of and how Asi...
  • Chinese American Culture In Un
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    Chinese-American Culture In Understanding Bone What culture they had was to be forgotten - a difficult and practically impossible feat. The Chinese-Americans faced a wall of cultural difference that could only be scaled with the support of their parents and local community. The book review of Bone by Nhi Le stated clearly how .".. the first generations's trug gle to survive and the second generations' efforts to thrive... " made the transition into American culture possible. Overcoming barriers...
  • Slaying The Dragon Asian Women
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    Slaying the Dragon: How Asian Women were Portrayed in Movies " Slaying the Dragon" by Deborah Gee is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to Suzie Wong and the '50 s geisha girls, to the Asian-American anchorwoman of today. The movie also shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affect...
  • Portrayal Of Asian Americans
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    Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: . Music. Television. Films. Magazines gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded...
  • Gender Issues American Women
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    Gender equality Gender equality is an issue constantly in conflict within societies of Eastern and Western countries. Although Vietnamese women living in the United States have equal access to jobs and education and are able to be independent, they still choose to "incorporate the new realities of their lives into the ideological confines of the traditional family system" (Kibris 109). Tradition mandates that women are the support system of principles and values of the traditional Vietnamese fam...
  • Slaying The Dragon High School
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    Slaying the Dragon gave the audience a look inside the world of Asian actresses. The entertainment industry is very different for women of Asian descent. I never realized how difficult it was for these women in the earlier years of the film industry. Even today, when asked to name famous Asian actresses, I had a hard time thinking of more than two or three. The Asian women interviewed in this film spoke candidly about their experiences in the entertainment industry. This film shows a comprehensi...
  • Affects Of Affirmative Action On American Society
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    Affirmative Action: Does it positively affect our society In the United States a process called Affirmative Action is used to help to overcome the affects of past societal discrimination by granting jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as minorities and women. The policy was implemented by federal agencies enforcing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by the Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972. While many people believe it is a step in the right direction in stopping employ...
  • Chinese Culture American Values Abc
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    Socialization American Born Chinese Children under Chinese Culture According to the American Heritage Dictionary, socialization is "the process of learning interpersonal and interaction al skills that are in conformity with the values of one's society" (American Heritage). It is a process of learning culture. During socialization, children will acquire attitudes, norms, values, behaviors, personalities, etc. within agencies of socialization, which were described as "Agencies of socialization are...
  • Asian Women White American Americans
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    Bob Medline I Don t Know, But They All Look the Same. I am not going to let this b##ch get away with this. I said to myself as I carefully observed my car for the evidence. At the parking lot of my work place, a Mercedes Benz lightly hit my car on the front bumper when the driver was carelessly backing up. Even before I could realize the circumstance, a Caucasian lady got out of the Mercedes and took a quick glance at my car. She said, I don t think I damaged your car. Then, she parked her car....
  • Persuasive Speech To See Better Luck Tomorrow
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    What you have just seen is a clip from "BLT: Genesis", which is a documentary on the film "Better Luck Tomorrow." After viewing this clip, let me ask you something... what comes to mind when you think of Asians in movies? After reading the results from a survey I conducted, many think of martial artists, exotic women, delivery boys, computer science geeks, nail parlors, laundry mats, and broken English. Director Justin Lin's new movie, "Better Luck Tomorrow", shatters these misconceptions and is...
  • America Is In The Heart
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    Bulosan, Carlos. America is in the Heart. Seattle: University of Washington Press (1943; last reprinting 1984). 328 pages. NOT IN PRINT. Format: paperback; Ethnicity: Filipino American America is in the Heart is Carlos Bulosan s heart wrenching account of a Filipino American s experiences as a migrant laborer in the West. The book has long been considered a classic of Asian American literature, as it not only captures the harsh realities of the immigrant experience, but was one of the earliest ...
  • Asian American Literature Chin Americans Writers
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    Asian Americans seem to be fighting an unwinnable battle when it comes to the content of their writing. Writers are criticized by whites for speaking out against discrimination, and by their fellow Asian Americans for contributing to the stereotypes through their silence. I believe that Asian Americans should include politics in their writing as they so choose, but should not feel obligated to do so, as Frank Chin suggests. For those Asian Americans who make known their discontent with the injus...
  • Asian American Minority Model Americans
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    Asian Americans As Model Minorities Essay, Research Asian Americans As Model Minorities Asian Americans as Model Minorities For 20 years, Asian Americans have been portrayed by the press and the media as a successful minority. Asian Americans are believed to benefit from astounding achievements in education, rising occupational statuses, increasing income, and are problem-fee in mental health and crime. The idea of Asian Americans as a model minority has become the central theme in media portray...
  • Ethnicity William Matter Asian America
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    Race and Ethnicity William Matter Race and Ethnicity Final Exam Essay #1 Ethnicity: Relation of Assimilation The question of how people of different races and ethnicities interact in America has gripped this nation from its infancy. American society has long been a "cultural melting pot,' integrating people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Although the nation's history has been checkered on the process of successfully integrating people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, Americans ca...