An overview essay on Asian Americans, including identity issues perceptions and misperceptions, use of terminology, understanding demographics, and the extreme diversity contained within the term. The growth and diversification of the Asian American population in recent years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Driven by sustained immigration and refugee resettlement during the s and s, Asian Americans have emerged as the nation's fastest growing racial group. Given that the school-age Asian American population doubled in the s and is expected to double again between and , our schools and the larger society must confront some critical questions. For example, what do we know and what can we teach and learn about Asian Americans?
Finding the “Asian” in “South Asian” | Harvard Political Review
The 'model minority' myth: Why Asian-American poverty goes unseen
I walked into my first group therapy session when I was in my early twenties. Not only was I the only Filipina-American in the room, I was the only person of color. I agonized over having to explain my upbringing, so I rarely participated. No one in the room could relate to my experience as a daughter of immigrants. Seeking help from those outside the immediate family also conflicts with the Asian- and Pacific Islander-specific cultural value of interdependence. After all, why would you pay to tell a stranger your problems when you should be relying on the strength of your community?
Factors associated with teenage pregnancy in south asia: a systematic review
Rooshna Javed, often argues with her daughter over dating. Photo by Mina Sohail. The belief among many South Asians is that Desis, who were born and raised in the United States, are alienated from their roots and more susceptible to embracing the American way of life. She has cousins who were raised in the United States and said they are culturally more active than she is.
Tizon was a prolific writer: in he won a Pulitzer Prize for an investigative report exposing the corruption behind a federal housing program for Native Americans. Seventeen years later, he published his memoir, Big Little Man , detailing his exploration of Asian American identity and masculinity. In exploring identity, Tizon used his experiences as a Filipino immigrant to show discrimination faced by the larger Asian American community discrimination which is largely ignored in American society. Wen wu, he explained, means that the ideal man is not only physically strong wu , but also intellectually and emotionally strong wen. The concept originated in China, and spread to other neighboring countries.