Untitled document.edited (38).docx - The author's main argument is that gender is a key to immigrant identity and a way for racialized immigrants to

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The author's main argument is that gender is a key to immigrant identity and a way for racialized immigrants to claim cultural superiority over the dominant group. The author uses statements by a Filipina immigrant mother and her daughter, which suggest that the daughter perceives White women as sexually immoral. The author also shows that the sexuality of women and their enforced "morality" are vital to the formation of social inequality structures. The article is mainly concerned with the comprehension of immigrant parents' actions instead of their daughters' reactions. In the article, the author seeks to determine how racialized immigrants claim through gender the power denied to them by racism. The author's respondents consisted of almost one hundred Filipinos residing in San Diego. This sample was selected using the snowball sampling method, via a network of Filipino American contacts whom the first group of respondents trusted. The author selected respondents with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds to capture the diversity within the Filipino American community. The sample was equally divided between first- generation and second-generation Filipino Americans. The author engaged her respondents via tape-recorded interviews, which lasted for between three to ten hours. The interviews were conducted in homes, coffee shops, and offices. The author engaged her respondents using open-
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