Don Bonus Questions

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Nicole Leung Giang - ICS 20 July 1, 2010 Don Bonus Questions 1) How does Don Bonus’ experience differ from other 1 st generation immigrants? Don Bonus’ experience was different from other 1 st generation immigrants because unlike many of the other immigrants who came to America voluntarily, he was forced to flee his home in Cambodia to seek refuge in America. In addition he lived in a rather diverse area unlike many others who had moved into ethnic enclaves. The area he lived in was very dangerous, and it seemed like robberies, shootings, and stabbings were very common. His brother even got involved in one of these and was sent to jail for it. In addition, it appeared as if Don did not try very hard in school and did not seem to care. 2) How is Don Bonus’ experience similar? Don Bonus’ experience is similar to other 1 st generation immigrants because like many
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Unformatted text preview: other immigrants he was subjected to many racial prejudices. People called him names and sometimes treated him rather unfairly. He lived in rundown areas and his family was poor. His family also had to struggle to earn enough money to live in America. 3) Is his story/voice one that we generally identify as Asian American? His story is one that we generally identify as Asian American because we often hear about the bad living conditions that 1 st generation Asian Americans lived in and how they were subjected to many racial prejudices. However, we usually hear that these people tried their hardest to make a better life for themselves but we did not see that so much in Don. Rather, he seemed to not try very hard in his schoolwork and just did not really care how he did....
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