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    What comes to mind when I think of Asian Americans I think of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. I envision them having the look of a Chinese or Japanese person. Black or darker hair, droopy eyes, and a smaller built body. Until this project I thought those were the only people considered Asian but I was wrong. Asian also includes Filipino, Asian Indian, and Vietnamese people as well. The three main types of Asians are Chinese, Japanese, and the Filipino, and they all have been in America the longest

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    This class helped me realize how ignorant I really was about the Asian American culture as well as the Native American culture. I generally believed that I was more culturally sound than I actually am. I believed that I knew more about these cultures than I really did and was shocked to realize that I fed into some of the stereotypes. I knew that Asian Americans did well academically because their parents valued education and had them study more than their peers, however I did not realize that culturally

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    Many Asian Americans take great pride in a strong work ethic and an equally strong value system in terms of educational achievement. This cultural legacy stems from a long tradition of Asians coming into America as immigrants since the 19th century. During this time, there are third and fourth generation Asian Americans that have adopted the principles of a quality education and strong work ethic as part of being of Asian descent in a primarily white Anglo-American population. Culturally, many Asians

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    Asian Americans are a very diverse group in the United States, which include many races such as Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, and many more. Birth country, ancestry, and family heritage are ways to categorize this specific group. According to the 2010 Census, the Asian American population has grown faster than any other group from 2000 to 2010 (Pew Research, 2012). Asian Americans are either immigrants from Asia or are descendants of immigrants. Asian Americans have an

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    The Asian American population is a major facet of American life; beginning their lives as immigrants they have worked their way to become integral members of society. In 2010 there were 14.7 million Asian Americans living in the United States and in 2011 that number increased to 18.2 million.1 Culturally, Asian American people have traditions and beliefs that contradict those of the Western world.2 “Culture molds people’s values, attitudes, and beliefs; influences their perceptions of self and others;

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    the 19th century, Asian Americans have been involved in the media industry when the original “Siamese Twins” Chang and Eng Bunker became naturalized citizens of America. Roles in television and other media were scarce for Asian Americans, only available roles were very stereotypical. Early Asian American actors such as Bruce Lee and Sessue Hayakawa could only land stereotypical supporting roles in prime time television. While minority actors have progress through the years, Asian Americans in the

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    Although Asian Americans comprise only about 5% of the U.S. population, this group is the fastest growing segment of American society. Despite such rapid expansion, Asian Americans are widely underrepresented throughout media, whether in television, cinema, or literature. Moreover, there are different stereotypes associated with Asian Americans. One of the most pervasive stereotypes details how Asian Americans are a “model minority”. In essence, this myth describes how anyone who is Asian American

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    Asian Americans Asian Americans (AAS) are diverse ethnic group’s origins from the Far East Southeast Asia and Indian continents. More than 800 languages are spoken among AAS. They are one of the fastest growing populations in the US. 43 percent increase between 2000 & 2010. There are 15.5 million Asian Americans living in the United States (2012 Census Bureau population). Even if all Asian Americans have the same traits, such as strong family values, importance in educations, following tradition

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    Asian Americans have been migrating to the United States since the 1850’s. The Chinese came over first and decades later, the Japanese, Koreans, and Filipinos followed. All of these Asian American populations faced discrimination, racial hostility, inequality, deportation, and possible death. They paved the way for other Asian American populations wanting to make better lives for themselves and for their families. Today, we have twenty Asian American populations living in the United States. The

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    Asians in the United States The United States is a place known for welcoming everybody. It is a place where everyone can come from all over the world and no matter how many problems they have, no matter how many struggles they have been through or what their religion or culture is, they can succeed and have a better life in the land of Uncle Sam. Immigration to the U.S. has been through different stages where in the beginning European came seeking freedom to practice their religion and culture without

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