Essays Tagged: "Asian American"

The challenges faced in life by first and second generation asian americans.

The Similarities and Differences between Asian American GenerationsThere are many challenges that Asian American individuals face in the worl ... 00's when the first wave of immigration began to appear in America, to the year of 2003 today. Each Asian American has the ability to tell a different story about their experiences as a minority in th ... group. And one of the greatest factors that continually proceeds to create differences between one Asian American and another is their generation of existence.One of the most important things to firs ...

(6 pages) 231 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

A study on problems faced by Asian Indian Americans in the US. Includes a bibliography.

The United States is experiencing a growing Asian Indian American population. As a community, the Indian American population in the United State ... of 7.6 percent a year in the last ten years The Indian American community is now the third largest Asian American group in the country behind Chinese and Filipino Americans, whereas in 1990 the India ... rtion: 30 per cent of all hotels and motels in the US are Indian-owned, 45 per cent of women in the Asian Indian community are employed, 50 per cent of Asian Indians own their own homes, 80 per cent o ...

(7 pages) 144 0 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Digital divide,

.6 percent) or Hispanic (33.7 percent) households. The households with computers, White (46.1%) and Asian American & Pacific Islander (56.8%) households continued to have Internet access at levels ... nternet access compared to 12.7% of households earning less than $15,000 per year.White (89.6%) and Asian American & Pacific Islander (91.4%) households earning $75,000 and above per year have com ...

(5 pages) 150 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

This is an essay explaining my interpretation of Janice Mirikitani's suicide note for an english composition three class.

e accepted to be approved by the rest of society.In Janice Mirikitani's poem "Suicide Note" a young Asian American college student apologizes to her parents for not being perfect. Perfect in school an ...

(3 pages) 60 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tainted Yellow

goals and expectations were different than those of my friends. Unlike my friends, I was raised by Asian-American parents. My parents wanted me to win the spelling bee, to be the next piano prodigy, ... again. So from that point on, I was reminded to never be late to anything again.So growing up with Asian American parents has its up and its downs. I feel like I've learned a lot from living with the ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Short overview of Asians as a Super Minority-class presentation from notes.

Trapped on a Pedestal-Asian Americans as the Super Minority Stereotype.* Two quotes from the article, one from US News and ... he article, one from US News and World Report and the other from Ronald Reagan typify the idea that Asians are an exceptional success story for minorities-note that both sources are catering to a 'whi ... pitalist and supported by a majority of white, upper class business power brokers and politicians.* Asian American success is used by conservatives to show that 'affirmative action' is not necessary f ...

(2 pages) 55 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Quiet Odyssey" by Mary Paik Lee.

Life in the United States was anything but heavenly for Asian Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As vividly described in Mary P ... s vividly described in Mary Paik Lee's autobiography, "Quiet Odyssey", a very large majority of the Asian American population residing in America during this time period "never had enough money for a ... t to excavate. It also depicts the racial discrimination severely rampant during this time, and how Asian Americans worked to better their position in American society despite this obstacle. Asian Ame ...

(5 pages) 68 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Asian-American problems

many minorities in general are facing to. One of these minorities that suffer from this problem are Asian-Americans. While Asian-American has a very rich culture, often they suffer from problems of id ... a very rich culture, often they suffer from problems of identity crises in United States. Sometime, Asian-Americans are trying to lose sight of his/her own cultures and to conform to the American cult ...

(1 pages) 467 0 2.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

An Exploration of the Effects of Skin Tone on African American Life Experiences

lor consciousness has been prevalent in not only the African American culture, but the Hispanic and Asian American cultures as well. Though the issue has been explored within the African American cult ...

(3 pages) 68 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Race: Don't be hatin'

heard that the white man has a common place in America, but then I found all the African-American, Asian-American, and all the other Ethnic groups Suppressing the White American as way Trying to stan ... hine. I know that there are those out there who would be racist on people who are black and who are Asian, but there are laws in this country to protect from those kinds of things. This brings me to a ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

United States' education system VS. Asian countries' education system

mply just disappear. For example, the people with a southern accent are portrayed as unintelligent. Asians are often seen as being the standard of academic excellence that others are measured to. Howe ... n seen as being the standard of academic excellence that others are measured to. However, not every Asian is smart; most tend to be lazy because they have become too comfortable in the American societ ...

(5 pages) 93 1 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Comparative Analysis: Ethnic Identities and Self Perception

First generation Asian-American's found it difficult to determine their ethnic identity. They strove to negotiate wit ... determine their ethnic identity. They strove to negotiate with American society a way of being both Asian and American. They struggle to retain an ethnic identity while challenging the rigid gender ro ... tations confronting them. In Onoto Watanna's The Heart of Hyacinth and John Okada's No- No Boy, the Asian-American characters struggle with their split culture. Okada's character, Ichiro, expresses hi ...

(4 pages) 66 0 2.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Advocacy Against Homelessness

he nation's homeless population at 50 % African American, 12 % Latino, 2 % Native American, and 1 % Asian American. People of color represent the majority of the homeless in the nation. Advocating for ...

(2 pages) 82 0 2.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Jewish Music in the 20th Century America

otion that being Jewish American is an "ethnicity," comparable as such with being African American, Asian American, or Latino American. However, it is undeniable that there exists a central "culture" ...

(7 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


c group is an obvious problem in our society. "Latino and Chicano," "White and European-American," "Asian and Asian-American," and most other ethnic groups experience similar difficulties. We can ofte ... because they, too, want terms that better define who they are. For example, people originally from Asian countries might prefer Asian-American over Asian, and people from Mexico might wish to be call ...

(6 pages) 39 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Conan Screws Up

Conan wants to reassure everyone that he's no racist barbarian.After taking heat from Asian-American activists for a racial slur that aired on his show two weeks ago, the self-deprecatin ... Conan O'Brien sparked a demand for an apology by the civil-rights watchdog Media Action Network for Asian Americans, which called the term "offensive" and "inappropriate." Responding to the uproar, th ... -an ugly remnant of 19th and 20th century anti-Chinese bias--is considered one of the worst for all Asians. Aoki, who's family hails from Japan, says the "chinks" tag gets applied to all Asian races, ...

(2 pages) 427 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Cultural Attack

lish class where students are only asked to read and know the materials but lack the understanding, Asian American English can help students with different backgrounds have a better understanding of t ... ve a less tougher time displaying their thoughts and researches on paper.Another reason why I chose Asian American Studies over the regular English class is because I find myself writing more and bett ...

(1 pages) 396 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Hsi lai temple

nal Perspective When this paper was first assigned to us I didn't have any clue as to which Asian American religion was worth doing research on. As timed passed and more thought was given to t ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Diversity in Augusta Georgia

69 people (2005). According to the United States Census Bureau report in 2006 the percentage of Caucasians in Richmond County is 44.1% , African Americans 52.3%, American Indians 0.3%, Asian Americans ... is, Georgia as a whole is 66.4% White Americans, 29.6% African American, 0.3% American Indian, 2.7% Asian American, and 6.8% Hispanic American. This makes Richmond County one of the most divided count ...

(6 pages) 529 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

For my Ethics class, I was asked to tell whether the members of my community look like me, and how they may look differently. I also discussed the impact of race within my community.

norities in town than there actually are. Once I realized that I was personally friendly with every Asian American, Latin American, and Native American, not to mention nearly half of all African Ameri ... Springs, I learned that, roughly, 8.7% of the town is African Americans, 1.4% is Hispanic, 0.7% is Asian, and 0.1% is Native American or Alaskan Native (Census, 2000). The lopsided numbers further ex ...

(7 pages) 20 0 5.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays