Midterm Study Guide 1 - Lecture 1 Asians in America both positive and negative images of Asians in the US o ex model minority vs racial threat Asians

Midterm Study Guide 1 - Lecture 1 Asians in America both...

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Lecture 1 - Asians in America both positive and negative images of Asians in the US o ex. model minority vs racial threat Asians are often marginalized in the context of history; their experiences are subjected to a black-white binary that minimizes their experiences pretense of this class: learn how Asians came to the US and bring light to their experiences and their responses GOAL: understand how Asian American experience is shaped by and also shapes US culture Lecture 2 - Racialization, History and Memory Human Differences demonstrated by CBS’s Survivor o separation of contestants into different groups based on racial identity o controversy → “wager the basic tenet of humanity… for the sake of higher ratings…” o producer responded by claiming that the show would help to remove racial stereotypes There are contradicting/contrasting views of Asians in the US - threat (labor competition) and model minority. Asian American Marginalization in History Asian Americans are often marginalized and rendered invisible in the context of US history o lots of issues impact Asian Americans but often go unnoticed; they are often lumped together with other colored people, but AA experiences are different from that of other ethnic groups’ experiences o ex. Hurricane Katrina disaster coverage focused largely on impoverished African Americans but mentioned very little of the Asians who also suffered adversities US history has obliterated Asian Americans’ part in the formation of the national identity o US history books focus largely on European history o ex. Asians not pictured in photo taken at Promontory Point when the railroads were finished US historical records are characterized by conflation of groups and mistaken identities o ie. different Asian ethnicities are often used interchangeably with one another the effect of writing Asians out of US history → Asians are perceived as foreigners in the US o → white culture is deemed as the norm How we can put Asian American history and experiences back into the context of US history: think about how experiences of Asian Americans in the US resemble or are different from other groups and analyze its contemporary significance Lecture 3: Stereotypes, Racialization, Consequences Professor starts off with a Mercury News Article about a Chinese shopping mall in Milpitas, anchored by a cultural center and hotel. There is a comparable project in Toronto. “Telling of immigration usually about Europeans and Pioneers, rarely is the Asian immigrant mentioned. It is the marginalization of a r ace and culture.” - Norman Mineta January 1st 1892-1954: 12 million immigrants into Ellis Island, majority were European. Not a detention center.

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