The Asian-Americans - Shall we see what ethnic groups come to us from the East Assimilating Ethnic Groups Race and Ethnic Relations by Joe R Feagin

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Assimilating Ethnic Groups Race and Ethnic Relations by Joe R. Feagin and Clairece B. Feagin, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall, 1996. [PowerPoint Presentation developed by Ron L. . Shamwell, Social Sciences, Community College of Philadelphia, 1999]. Asian [Korean-Americans, Filipinos, Vietnamese, Asian Indians, Chinese and Japanese] ‑Elaine H. Kim, a Korean American professor at the University of California noted how the mass media had played up visual images of violent conflict between African American rioters and Korean American merchants, while ignoring the long histories and social contexts of these two groups. Asian Immigration Few Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, or Asian Indians immigrated to the US mainland before the 1960's. The 1924 Immigration Act generally excluded people in Asian countries from immigrating to the United States. Shall we see what ethnic groups come to us from the East
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The 1952 act established three principles for immigration policy: reunification of families protection of the domestic labor force, and immigration of persons with needed skills Finally, in 1965 congress took a major step toward providing Asians the opportunity to immigrate on a scale similar to that of earlier European groups. The 65 act abolished the national‑origins quota system . Chinese have been the largest single group of Asian immigrants to the United States. Before the Civil War quarter million coming decades after 1860 entered as low‑wage workers relatively few women were among the immigrants, and those who did immigrate usually came alone, often brought by force to work as prostitutes. According to the 1870 census, 61% of Chinese women in California were prostitutes.
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1875 Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of Chinese women prostitutes. Significant numbers of Chinese women were not permitted to enter the United States again until the 1940s. The attacks on Chinese Americans finally led to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, Which officially prohibited direct immigration from China. The Act was not repealed until 1943, when China became a wartime ally.
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The Asian-Americans - Shall we see what ethnic groups come to us from the East Assimilating Ethnic Groups Race and Ethnic Relations by Joe R Feagin

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