After living in poverty for a few years, he let his passion go, and he and his wife invested n a business. While Gaming and his wife were able to succeed economically, he had to forgo his passion in pursuit of his American Dream to become extremely wealthy. This provides a concrete example of how Asian Americans have allowed economic factors to be the primary motivating factor for their success. The first director of this movie was Fend Ganging. He is a highly successful Chinese film director and is renowned for making comedies as well as dramas.
He was a member of the Beijing Military Region Art Troupe as a stage designer, and he began his cinema work as an art designer in the Beijing Television Art Center in the sass’s. Given his experience working in the field for an extensive period of time, it is clear that he has learned the necessary cinematography skills to accurately portray the economic struggle faced by many Asian American immigrants. I will be using this as an evidential source to show that many Asian Americans have had to forgo their passions in order to be successful financially.
They have allowed for economic factors to be the primary motivation sources in their lives, and they measure their success based off of their financial success and not their happiness. I will be using this in conjunction with “The Rise of Asian Americans” to build connections and show that Asian Americans are now leading all Americans in terms of education and income. For many of them, as can be seen in the case of this TV series, this demonstrates that the desire to succeed economically is pushing Asian Americans away from their passions. Olivarez, Alvin N. Racial identity and Asian Americans: Support and challenges. ” New directions for student services 2002. 97 (2002): 33-44. This study is primarily used to show the different ways that Asian Americans have changed in order to be accepted into American society, and I will be using it as my counter argument. The author makes the claim some Asian Americans have fully conformed to American society and they no longer see themselves as uniquely Asian American. The stage that they are in when they feel this sense of belonging solely to one country is referred to as “Conformity”.
This conformity phase is when Asian Americans chose to live in a completely color blind society, where they choose to disregard all that makes them unique. Based off of this logic, Asian Americans should not feel cultural pressures to succeed, nor should they feel disrespected by racial stereotypes in media. However, this is untrue, because the author later claims hat students who choose to neglect their Asian identity begin feel a sense of anxiety and confusion, referred to as ‘dissonance’.
Only when they accept their Asian American identity as a process of ‘Immersion and Emersion’, will they feel aligned with their Asian cultural background. Because the idea of ‘conformity’ is fleeting, and ‘Immersion and Emersion’ is almost certain, it can be argued with confidence that Asian American success can be attributed to their background. I will be using this component of his claim as a counter for the argument that he makes initially. Alvin Olivarez received his Ph. D. Mom the University of Maryland at College park, and he is currently a professor and coordinator of the College Counseling program at San Francisco State University. His research interests focus around Asian Americans and their racial identities. Based Off of his experience in a practical setting, as well as his research interests, he is incredibly qualified to make the claims that he does in his paper. This is a background source that I will be using to show how Asian Americans racial identities are questioned and consistently changed due to pressures placed on them by American standards. Ill be using his initial claims that Asian Americans conform, as a counter argument to demonstrate that if Asian Americans have indeed conformed to American standards, they should not feel the cultural pressure to succeed, which they clearly do as seen through other sources. I will be using the claims made later in the paper that Asian Americans undergo a process of ‘Immersion and Emersion’ as a counter to show that their success can be attributed to their Asian American heritage.
I will be using this in conjunction with “Effects of parental involvement on eighth-grade achievement” to show that it IS a result f Asian American culture that Asian Americans are successful financially and professionally. Gotten, Kimberly, and You Xii. “Educational expectations of Asian American youths: Determinants and ethnic differences. ” Sociology of Education (1 999): 22-36. This study claims that through a wide variety of reasons, Asian American youths are heavily expected to achieve high levels of education, as well as high position careers, possibly to overcome racial discrimination and progress to new heights.
This study explored three different factors to provide grounds for the claim listed above. The three factors that were explored were socioeconomic and other background characteristics, tested academic ability, and parental expectations for children. This study was conducted using an extremely large sample (1000 Asian American children) that were surveyed and reinterpreted over a six-year period. Using a linear regression, or an analysis of the strength of a relationship between two variables, the researchers found that parental expectations played a strong role.
However, one of the reasons why parents were so adamant about their children being successful, was so that they would not have to face the discrimination older generations have. Because of the discrimination that parents faced when initially entering this country, they worked to ensure that their children were able to excel professionally and not have to face the same discrimination. One of the researchers, You Xii is an American sociologist and a distinguished professor of sociology, statistics, and public policy at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph. D. In Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The other researcher was Kimberly Gotten, who received her Ph. D in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently an associate professor at Temple University. She is passionate about understanding how social background and race work to shape a students’ educational experience. Their extensive background in this topic (statistical and sociological) enables them to approach this study with a holistic and unbiased view. This is a methodology source as their primary way of conducting this study was through a statistical model, and they were able to make claims by extrapolating the data that they were able to collect.
This is relevant to my paper, because I will use this as a way to argue that because of the discrimination Asian Americans have faced, they now have a strong desire o create a better life for their children and to improve their social status through education and career choices. This study will be used in conjunction with the book, “Strangers from a different shore: A history of Asian Americans (updated and revised)”. The discrimination mentioned in this study will complement the primary theme of the book: despite the discrimination, Asian Americans have not allowed it to dampen their spirits in their work towards professional SUCCeSS.
Cookout, Andrew. “The Rise of Asian Americans. “www’. Peccadilloes. Org. Pew Research center, 04 Par 2013. Web. 7 Par 2014.
The authors argue that first generation Asian Americans, particularly, are focused on the success of their children primarily because of their poor economic status when first coming to America. In order for the Pew Research Center to purport their claim, they conducted telephone interviews Of 3,511 Asian Americans in all fifty states. They conducted this survey by asking a variety of questions on basic information such as questioning income level, education level, work ethic, how much they push their children, etc.
Additionally, the margin of error in this study was approximately 2. 4% and the researchers had 95% confidence in their results. When analyzing the results the researchers, used tables to compare and contrast Asian Americans to their non-Asian counterparts to provide a holistic approach to the results. They found that a sorority of the Asian Americans were more educated than their counterparts, pushed their children to excel more in school, and saw that the participants who were interviewed found that their standard of living was much better than that of their parents.
I will be using this data in my essay to provide context and evidence as to why Asian Americans have excelled so much over time. While there were many researchers who contributed to this study, the founding director of the Pew Research center played a critical role in this study. Andrew Cookout completed his graduate work in Sociology at Rutgers State University, and he has had an impressive resume since. He founded Princeton Survey Research Associates, has served as president of the American Association for public Opinion Research, and more.
This is absolutely critical for this study as it demonstrates that he has a significant amount of experience in the field of conducting ethical and social research. This demonstrates that he can approach opinion-based studies without a bias. This is a evidential and methodology source that will be using to argue that Asian Americans have been extremely successful over time as a result of heir own hard work, their desire to improve economic and social standing, and as a result of pressure placed on children by parents. These results were extrapolated from the data obtained by the pew Research Center through the voluntary phone interviews.
They conducted this survey by asking a variety of level, work ethic, how much they push their children, etc. By showing the results obtained in this study, this will provide evidence for my argument that Asian Americans are extremely motivated to achieve their American Dream, and they find that motivation within themselves. Will also be using this in injunction with “Further examining the American dream: Differential correlates of intrinsic and extrinsic goals” to show the desired goals from their dedication and passion towards achieving new heights.
Mervin, Jeffrey. “US WORKFORCE A Glass Ceiling for Asian Scientists?? ‘ science 310. 5748 (2005): 606-607. This short article primarily focuses on the power imbalance and the glass ceiling that Asian Americans face, particularly in positions of power. This article provides data that shows that Asian Americans are not presented with the opportunity to achieve new heights, possibly as a result Of their ethnicity. This study provided statistics that showed, that despite having a large standing in science and research labs, Asian Americans are tenured less often.
Many of the scientists who are on the track to be tenured are never actually presented with the tenure opportunity, and these opportunities are in fact presented to their white counterparts. The author makes the claim that this is a direct result of the glass ceiling placed on Asian Americans by their white counterparts. The author provides grounds for his claim by looking at a variety of different locations, including Northwestern University, the NIB, and American Society for Biology and Molecular Biology.
By looking at these settings he is able to ensure that it is a result of the glass ceiling that Asian Americans are not afforded the same privileges as their White counterparts. The author, Jeffrey Moves, is a reporter and editor on science policy in the United States and around the world. Prior to working as a reporter for Science Magazine, he worked for over thirty years at the Office of Science and Technology and advised policymaking processes. Because of his extensive field background and background on research, he is more than qualified to make these claims.
This s an argumentative source in which the author argues that there is a glass ceiling that is placed on Asian Americans to restrict them from achieving higher levels of success. I will use this article to argue in my paper that the glass ceiling is imposed on Asian Americans by American society, and it is primarily used as a way to keep Asian Americans in lower classes than their White counterparts. Will be using this study in conjunction with “Yellowknife” to show that Americans still refuse to fully accept Asian Americans into society.
This will be used to indicate that the struggle for acceptance in American society has a long and twisted history. Park, J Hon., Nadine G. Gabon, and Ariel R. Cheering. “Neutralizing racial differences through comedy: Asian, Black, and White views on racial stereotypes in Rush Hour 2. ” Journal of communication 56. 1 (2006): 157-177. This study was used to primarily show that many people are no longer offended or affected by the blatant racism towards Asians that is depicted in American media.
In order to conduct this study and make these claims, the researchers created focus groups that were made up of White, Black, and Asian participants of a wide age range, and an even mixture of males and females. In each focus group, the participants watched Rush Hour 2 and their responses to the movie (via discussion) were analyzed. The participants explicitly stated that they enjoyed the movie, and that the racism comments did not offend them at all. In fact, many of them went as far as saying these racial jokes should be just that; jokes.
The author uses these results from their discussion to make the claim that people have become desensitizing to racial stereotypes and slurs. While this claim is very revealing, this source could potentially be misleading. The researchers did make their claim based entirely from a few discussions based if of a comedy. It is important to keep their study methods in mind when considering their conclusions. One of the researchers, J Hon. Park, received his Ph. D. From the Ennobler School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
His dissertation and research are centered around representation of race in media. Another researcher, Nadine Gabon, also received her Ph. D. From the Ennobler School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on advertising and mass media industries. The final researcher, Ariel Cheering, is a graduate student at the Ennobler School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Based off of their extensive background in this topic, as well as the unique insights each researcher was able to bring ensures the reader that they are extremely qualified in making this claim.
This is an argumentative source that shows how racism has simply been accepted as a part of American culture. Will use this in my paper to show that as racist views are naturalized, the issues and struggles of Asians and Asian Americans are minimized. I will be using this in my paper as an example of how media is used to depict stereotypes of Asian Americans, and owe many viewers see no problems with this. Despite this lack of sensitivity to stereotypes in the media, Asian Americans continue to prosper financially and in education.
Ryan, Richard M. “Further examining the American dream: Differential correlates of intrinsic and extrinsic goals. ” Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin 22 (1996). In this study Richard Ryan tested a wide variety of Americans, including twenty-six Asian Americans, in order to determine what the primary motivation for working towards their American Dream was. Previous studies claimed that lower well-being was associated with being exited on monetary and social goals. This study predicted that having this fixation on extrinsic goals (I. . Many of the American Dream goals) would be detrimental to one’s well being. However, their hypothesis was incorrect; this source made the claim that well-being and happiness can primarily be found through striving towards monetary and social gains. In order to support this claim, the researchers had a strong emphasis on statistical methods through survey responses. They used various indices including an aspiration index in which participants had to select which components of the survey were most important to them.
Another component of this survey was based on guiding principles in which subjects had to rank seven different values based on which was the most pertinent to their lives and well-being. They also used statistical methods such as a regression model for each variable that was in question.