Another example of group diversity. The Asian American community is made up of numerous cultures, languages, and history in the U.S. These groups have a variety of faiths, from Buddhism to Confucianism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. Cultural traits “tend to stress group membership, kinship relations, sensitivity to the opinions and judgments of others,” This is different from our cultural traits. Like many world cultures, “traditional Asian cultures are male dominated, and women were consigned to subordinate roles.” (our textbook). All these traits would change to some degree through assimilation like the third and fourth generation Japanese Americans. Today, the Asian American population is the fastest growing group in the United States. Asian cultures stress the importance of maintaining respect, good opinions of others, avoid shame, and public humiliation, and uphold honor. Asians believe in Anglo conformity and hard work, while retaining culture (pluralism). Chinese women are faithful and serve their husband and eldest son. Women under Confucianism had four virtues: Chastity, obedience, shyness, a pleasing demeanor, skill in domestic duties. Some of these are common to other cultures that are “patriarchal.” Chinese and Japanese labor and union experience in the U.S. is well documented, they are part of the U.S. labor history, and their history is also marked by immigration. Policies like the “Alien Act,” and “Interment Act” Pay attention to the Asian SES that shows high educational success, attending college in high numbers, living in White middle class neighborhoods. Because of this success, Asians are often referred to as the “model minority,” Why? Yet, many reject this idea of “model minority.
Chapter 10 profiles the new immigrant using a variety of factors based on: country of origin-developed or underdeveloped (rich or poor), are they from rural or urban areas from the old country or in the U.S., language assimilation old language or English, skills, religion, reason for leaving? When they entered the U.S., are they welcome, types of jobs, live, experience prejudice and discrimination like are other groups?
Select one of the following questions. Be sure to include, name, question number, and date.
1. Asian Americans are widely thought of as being successful in U.S. society. How accurate is this portrait of the “model minority?” Compare and contrast the cultural and structural explanation of the contemporary situations of Chinese and Japanese Americans.
2. Does the history of Japanese and Chinese Americans contain any lessons for other minority groups? Have these groups found a pathway to “success” that could be followed by Native American Indians? African Americans, and Latinx Americans? Why or why not?
3. Describe the cultural characteristics of Asian American groups and explain how these characteristics shaped relations with the larger U.S. society?
4. What gender differences characterizes Asian American groups? What are some of the important ways in which the experiences of women and men vary? How do you think young Asian American women are changing, or not, their status in American society and culture?
5. Chapter 10 profiles the new immigrants using a variety of factors based on: country of origin-developed or undeveloped countries(rich or poor), are they from a rural or urban area back home, language and transition to English, class background, skills or unskilled, education, religion, and why they leave? What are the “push/pull” factors that motivated their emigration? How are they welcome and do they experience prejudice, discrimination, or hate?
6. In the chapter section, “Costs and Benefits,” do immigrants or undocumented individuals cost more than they contribute to society? What kind of education and occupational qualifications do they possess? Does immigration harm or help the U.S,? Use chapter 10 for this question. These two questions are in the forefront of today’s media, politics, Congress and the President. Poli sci classes are really into the issue of immigration.Keep or xerox chapter 10.