SOUTH ASIAN AMERICANS.Chapter 9

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SOUTH ASIAN AMERICANS CHAPTER 9
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South Asian Americans Diverse Group: What brings them together Model Minority Image: How have South Asians responded to it? Focus is on Middle Class South Asians Few studies on Bangladeshi’s, Pakistani’s, Sri Lankan’s, or Nepali’s
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Linguistic Map of India
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Linguistic Map of Pakistan
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Linguistic Map of Bangladesh
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History of Immigration Divided into three parts 1 st Phase: Sikh Farmers from Punjab 2 nd Phase: Post 1965 3 rd Phase: 1980’s: Family Reunification
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1 st Phase Farm laborers from Punjab, worked on rail roads and farms Met with Hostility and vigorous opposition Not allowed property, citizenship Married local Mexican women, especially in CA
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2 nd Phase Mostly middle-class Indians, Pakistanis Between 1966-1977: 83% of Indians came as Professionals or technicians Many scientists, doctors, and engineers Elsewhere it is claimed that 12% of them were Medical doctors
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3 rd Phase Mostly have come due to Family Reunification Act 1996: Family Employment Indians 34,291 9,910 Pakistanis 9,122 1,694 Bangladeshis 8,221 711
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Patterns of Growth & Settlement See Table 9.1: 1990-2,000 Sharp Growth S. A. concentration: CA, NY, NJ, Texas S. A. neighborhoods and businesses are
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