Week 8 DQ 1 - the American culture, but I believe that the...

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2. Discussion Question 1 Due Date: Day 2 [ Main ] forum Post your response to the following: If someone made the below statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and why or why not. o Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority. o Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single ―Asian American culture. If one says that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority, then one is also making the statement that the other minority groups are not able or willing to achieve the same success as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian Americans and Pacific Islander have contributed a great deal to
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Unformatted text preview: the American culture, but I believe that the model minority concept must come to an end. I believe it is wrong to make assumptions that other minority groups are not able to achieve the same victory as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. I believe that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders do not belong to a single Asian American culture. We need to look at each individual as a person and not assume that they all belong to the same culture. People need to realize that there are many different cultures in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders population. Many Americans believe in these misconceptions. Americans are accustomed to acquiring information from the media and other places that often hold racism and stereotypes as humorous....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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