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0-X1_Study_Guide_08f - EthS 220 Asians i n Am erica...

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EthS 220: Asians in America Examination 1 Study Guide The SF State College Strike, Establishment of Ethnic Studies Class lecture-Discussion Race, racialization, racism race and social stratification: “race = class” race, class and gender/sexuality: concepts useful in analyzing/evaluating social conditions James A. Hirabayashi: political struggle “ethnic minorities” = Americans of black, Latino, Mexican, Asian and American Indian ethnicity traditional education as anglo-eurocentric institution assimilation theory: Robert Park, Milton M. Gordon traditional assimilation/acculturation theory for social integration race as social paradigm standards applied to racial minorities for acceptance into US society immigrants judged by how quickly and thoroughly they their "old" culture to their adoption of "new” American values, attitudes and behavior racial term “white”: cultural or surface reference? superficial, color-based racialization by the WASP (white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant) standard racism: WASP superiority behavioral and social sciences social and economic discrimination despite assimilation and acculturation theory, distinct black and American native societies/communities and cultures have existed and continue to exist in the US rationale for ethnic studies treatment of racial minority immigrants cultural pluralism preservation of significant portions of the original (immigrant) culture primary experiences and primary (first-person) perceptions of the people being studied future prospects for ethnic studies constant struggle to maintain its independence never fully accepted into the academic mainstream Wu and Song Text (W&S): Glenn Omatsu: American social, economic and political changes resulted in the establishment of the first School of Ethnic Studies at SF State College “’60’s Movement for Social Change”: most directly influenced by the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement
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