Asian Americans often are viewed as a model minority that has successfully overcome discrimination

Asian Americans often are viewed as a model minority that has successfully overcome discrimination

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority. Asian Americans often are viewed as a model minority that has successfully overcome discrimination. This inaccurate image disguises lingering maltreatment and anti-Asian American violence. To explain this misconception I would inform the person that yes, they are often characterized, as a successful or model minority group but that is not the facts for everyone in those groups. Individual cases of success and some impressive group data do not imply that the diverse groups of people who make up the Asian American community are uniformly successful. I would make them aware that despite high levels of formal schooling, Asian Americans earn far less than Whites with comparable education and continue to be victims of discriminatory employment practices. I think most Americans will believe this misconception because they do know that this group has come a long way and until they know all the facts they’ll even believe this group is making just as
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Unformatted text preview: much or even more money than Whites when the fact is they are making far less. Despite striking differences between them, they are often viewed as if they arrived all at once and from one culture. These groups don’t belong to a single “Asian American” culture. These groups just have some different cultural views such as, many Asian culture view, cousins, uncles, and aunts as relatives to whom they have a great deal of familial responsibility. Whereas we may regard these family members as distant relatives. I think most Americans will believe this misconception because when their relatives come to visit they stay and live together if they can. Americans assume that these groups pack as many family members in their homes to live together. When White Americans have family visiting they expect them to visit and then go home. They don’t expect them to move in with them to live forever as one big family....
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2010 for the course ETH 125 ETH 125 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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