Week 8 DQ 2 Answer - their family and the elders are...

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Consider these questions: What are the most significant similarities between the Chinese American and Japanese American [cultural] experiences? What are the differences? (Schaefer, 2006, p. 352) I believe that there are as many differences amongst the Chinese American and Japanese American cultural experiences, just as there are similarities. I think that the main similarities between these two groups are that both have experienced racism, discrimination, stereotyping, and being grouped as well. Most Americans find it hard to characterize Asian groups; therefore, making it easier for us to classify them in one group as a whole and assume they’re the same. Another similarity Chinese and Japanese Americans share is the value and expectations they have of their family and achieving a higher education to gain a successful future. Within both cultures extended family plays an essential part in
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Unformatted text preview: their family and the elders are greatly respected; however, their tradition is starting to diminish following each generation. On the other hand, Japanese Americans have adjusted to American society easily, more than the Chinese Americans have; this is probably due to the fact that the Chinese have continued to build their culture in America by cultivating broad communities populated by Chinese. These areas are made up of Chinese owned and operated businesses in which is normally called “Chinatown”. Another difference is, although both groups have accomplished high level of economic success, the Japanese have over-achieved the Chinese in this area. However, the Japanese and Chinese Americans that become accustom to American society tend to achieve successful lives....
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