Critique of “Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian

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September 28’11 Chicago State University African American Studies (AFAM): Cultural Diversity Course 1020.01 To: Professor Kim Dulaney From: LauWanzer Quince In re: Essay Report II: Critique of “Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian American Parents with Lesbian Daughters and Gay Sons” I chose to write about this topic related to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) because since I was 15 years old I have been able to relate and I have had many friends who are of Asian (Oriental) extract. Also, I have also had a roommate who was from Bankcock Thailand. This critique will cover an article written by Alice Y. HOM titled, “Stories from the Homefront: Perspectives of Asian American…show more content…
Still today I cannot relate to anything that’s going on with my daughter, but I am accepting it”, in obvious discuss, hurt and shame. [Debating Diversity, ’02, R. Takaki] HOM quoting Lee goes on to say: “I was hoping that it was a stage she’s going through and that she could change”. Again cognitive dissonance rears its Janus Face again in the naïve thinking of Ms Lee’s believe that her daughter’s same-sexual gender travails are only superficialities that are motivated by the capricious actions that come along with youth. Life’s choices of a sexual partner are more in-depth and substantive than that. This example serves to prove that the longstanding social values system of Amerasian parents, despite having old world views and values from back in the day, cannot necessarily be used to solve or understand the changing complexities, demands and requirements of society in western hemisphere and the individual personal choices (and even sexual ones) made by their children who live by altered standards and norms in today’s post-modern world. HOM seems to think that Ms Lee has what Alvin Toffler coined future shock and coping skills problem is evidenced by Lee saying: “I didn’t accept it for a long time. I didn’t think that she would come in the open like that”. I thought that she would just keep it and later get married”. The larger question

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