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Unformatted text preview: San Miguel 1 Camille San Miguel Professor Dorland/ Miss Susan Kelly HONR 100 3 November 3, 2010 Journal Entry Number Nine If you ask any student what they feel defines the typical Asian student, they will most often say that being Asian usually implies lack of social skills accompanied by superior intelligence and perfect grades. If you ask that same student, however, what they feel defines the typical student of for example, the Caucasian race, they will most likely reply that it varies on a case to case basis. Thus, I feel that the aspect of my identity that defines me the most, whether or not I want it to, is my ethnicity. My identity as an Asian American, specifically a Filipina, defines who I am in the eyes of others around me in the academic world. As a young girl, I have always felt the need to live up to my peers’ expectations of being the perfect student that knows all the answers to any and every question on every assignment and exam. I didn’t want to disgrace the Filipino race and become branded a “stupid Asian” or the “Mexican of the...
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