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classical theorists had predicted that ethnic distinctions were temporary Mexican Americans have not achieved economic parity with whites or Asian immigrant groups, the majority of whom are highly educationally selected prior to arrival. While majority of the Mexican American population is relatively low income, Mexican Americans are not on the pathway of straight downward mobility or stagnation Incorporation might not be an either or proposition There might be an additional pathway into the middle class - incorporation into a minority middle class through a minority culture of mobility · Are Mexicans a homogeneous cultural group? Explain. No, while there are those who are poor and remain in disadvantaged or working class ethnic communities there are also those in the middle class who are able to pursue upward mobility There are two pathways either to downward assimilation or upwardly mobile A Mexican American may engage in middle class patterns of consumption but he is not going to run in the same social circles as a similarly paid Mexican American financial advisor
Carla Rendon Final Study Guide 12/7/18 · What are the components of segmented assimilation theory and how does Vallejo challenges this theory? Segmented Assimilation – (Portes and Zhou 1993; Portes and Rumbaut 2001) Straight-line Assimilation: Upward mobility is synonymous with incorporation into the white middle class Selective Acculturation: Delayed acculturation into American society Downward mobility: Incorporation into a minority under-class culture Minority Culture of Mobility – (Neckerman, Carter, and Lee 1999) 1. Multiple paths of incorporation into the middle class Incorporating as a minority is not always downward Middle-class minorities face unique challenges · According to Vallejo, who remains tied to poorer co-ethnics? Class heterogenous networks whether or not one grows up poor or middle class Those who are one generation removed from poverty speak and visit with kin more often, and are more likely to visit kin in low-income communities Low-income usually give back financially to family and kin and provide social support · Recognize an immigrant narrative statement You have to understand that when you are second generation and you come from an immigrant family you understand everything that they went through to get you where you are today and I am just really grateful. View taking care of family as a responsibility, not an obligation because their immigrant parents sacrificed so much to be there WEEK 12: Language Kwon, Hyeyoung. 2013. The Hidden Injuries of Class in Korean-American Language Brokers’ Lives. Childhood · Who is Kwon? Professor at California State University, Northridge Immigrated to Los Angeles when she was fourteen from Seoul, Korea Worked as a legal community advocate at Asian Pacific American Legal Center · How does her research challenge what we know about Korean immigrants? (ie. Class) Korean American communities are not homogeneous, nor is Korean culture a uniform entity that

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