The Racial Inequality of Blacks and Asians in America Essay

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Asian-Black relations in “Native Speaker” America has been thought of as a place represented by fairness, mixed culture, power and the dream of having a better life for everyone, whether a person is white, black, brown, and yellow. However, the truth is that racial groups have been segregated by the white-centric media or government of the American society, and that has widened the psychological and geographical distances between the two groups, Asian and black, and has encouraged ignorance and hatred. On the other hand, there are many conflicts between Asian and Black, due to their different cultures, experiences, and educational backgrounds. From the book Native Speaker, we can see how these different cultures, powers and identities…show more content…
More than a generation has come of age since King's "I Have a Dream" speech. There is not only a dream for the black, but also for all people of color, because they are all struggling for an acceptance by whites in all walks of life and social situations. As the book Native Speaker states that: “They want to live with dignity and respect! They want a fair day of work. They want to chance to own something for themselves, be it a store or a cart. They want to show compassion to the less fortunate. They want happiness for their children……” (152). All of these different kinds of racial groups want to hold a position in the U.S.

The different histories of Blacks and Asian Americans is that despite the many similarities in the treatment and status of these groups, their members speak with different specific experiences and different cultures, which may manifest in distinct customs. Therefore, it seems very hard to build a bridge for the relationship between Asian American and African American, especially for their marriage. In the 2005 census, we can see that the total numbers of Asian-black interracial marriages are low, numbering only 2.2 percent for Asian male marriage and 10.2 percent of Asian female marriages. From these small numbers of interracial marriages, we can see that many traditional Asian
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