Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “The Racial Construction of Asian Americ

Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “The Racial Construction of Asian Americ

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Grace Kim TA Stephanie Chan Doc1 B018 Oct. 17, 2008 Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “The Racial Construction of Asian American Women And Men” As many other racial groups, Asians men and women have their own stereotypes, created through “controlling images”. The article refers to Asian men with masculine lacking attributes and Asian women to either side of extremes of femininity to masculinity. Espiritu provides many examples of the stereotypical Asian American, mainly through the use of films. These films portray Asian Americans in the respect of the whites, revealing the true power of the whites. In one case, a Vietnamese man stated, “every day I was forced to look into a mirror created by white society” which confirms white supremacy. Due to this overpowering white attitude,
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Unformatted text preview: ideological racism creates an identity for the Asian man and woman in the favor of the whites, allowing for the existence of white supremacy to continue. Therefore, Asian Americans cultural projects exist to maintain Asian culture and diminish white superiority. In conclusion, Espiritu states that unless Asian Americans realize the distinctions of race, class and gender for themselves, they will be under the weight of the whites. Questions/Comments: I think I would have been able to connect with the author if the movies were ones that I have seen. My signature affirms that I have followed the Thurgood Marshall College Academic Honor Code. _____________________________________ _____________ [signature] [date]...
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Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “The Racial Construction of Asian Americ

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