Week 1 Reading Notes - Cultural Literacy - AAS 20A Week 1 Reading Notes Takaki Strangers from a Different Shore Preface Confronting Cultural Literacy

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AAS 20A Week 1 Reading Notes Takaki Strangers from a Different Shore Preface Confronting “Cultural Literacy” –The Redefining of America Ellis Island vs Angel Island oEllis Island entry point for European immigrants oAngel Island immigration station for “strangers from a different shore” Chinese and Japanese immigrants oEllis Island included in Hirsch’s Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to KnowCultural literacy (as defined by Hirsch) American as white or European in origin Schlesinger war against multiculturalism oLiberty, democracy, rule of law European Asians woven into American history oVast, surging, hopeful army of workers oVictimization of discrimination and exploitation exclusionisms, 1964 Civil Rights Act Asian Americans question why they are still discriminated against o1965 reopen gates to Asian immigrants Clinton society as multiracial beyond black and white

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