2011-7-10 lecture

Lecture - are better than other American employees The next character is “bicultural paradoxes” There are full of paradoxes in Asian

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Jack Ren college writing 2011/7/11 Free writing about the lecture Personal stories can help people know some things through others’ eyes. On Friday afternoon, we attended a lecture about Asian American. Dr. Museus is an Asian American. His mother is Asian and his father is American. He gave us four characters of Asian American identities which he believes. The first character is “diversity and complexity”. Most of Americans are immigrations that come form other countries. So America is a multiracial country. Most Asian American is regarded as a group. In fact, they are different. Everyone has his or her individual experience. These people have different outlook to look at the life, even though all of them are Asian American. The second character is “exclusionary-inclusion.” Asian Americans always are excluded by American society. Even nowadays, there is an underlying rule in American companies. That is Asian Americans are difficult to be a senior management, even they
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Unformatted text preview: are better than other American employees. The next character is “bicultural paradoxes”. There are full of paradoxes in Asian Americans’ lives. Asian Americans and Americans have different culture; even both of them grow up in America, because the education in Asian Americans’ families is not the same as the education in Americans’ families when they are children. The last character is that “personal is political.” Many of Asian Americans always want to avoid politics because they think America is not their country and they are foreigners; although they have US citizenship. This thought in their mind very deeply, and it also influences their development of politics. In conclusion, as far as I am concerned, Asian Americans care too much about what other people think of them. They lack of confidence. They are supposed to be themselves and have their own way to do what they want to do. And they will gain more things....
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course ENG 001 taught by Professor Mlb during the Spring '11 term at Northeastern.

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