Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 12, pgs. 472-492 Summary & Analysis

Ronald Takaki
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Chapter 12, pgs. 472-492 Summary and Analysis

The Asians who immigrated to America came for various reasons. Wherever they came from, they were treated as outsiders. Most hoped to build a better life. They are concentrated in California, Hawaii and New York. The other forty-one percent are located in other areas. Most have below average incomes. Even when they are highly educated, they do not hold positions consistent with their education. They are separated from the top management positions by a glass ceiling - they can see the top but can't reach it.

Asians still face discrimination. People complain that there are too many Asians in universities and that there are too many Asian immigrants. There have been many movies portraying the Vietnam era with their portrayal of the cruelty of the Viet Cong. In addition to discrimination, there have been many acts of...

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