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Hi we are studing Asian Americans in my Ethics class. I have to anser these questions and I am confused. The question is, If someone made the below statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and why or why not.

Well I looked up the definiation of model minority it's a group that despite past prejudice and discrmination, succeeds economically, socially and educationally without restoring to political or violent confrontations with whites.

Looks like to me that is not a misconceptions at all. I'm confused will you please help me try help me with my questions.


The question is, If someone made the below statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and why or why not.

To which statements are you referring?


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority? Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single "Asian American" culture.

If someone made the below statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and why or why not.

Ø Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority.

Ø Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single “Asian American” culture.



If someone made the below statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and why or why not.

Ø Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority.

Ø Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single “Asian American” culture.

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    think most Americans do follow these misconceptions. There's this slight expectation that if you're Asian American, you have the top grades, a set savings and sense of frugality (handling/saving money) and are able to come into the USA and live the American dream... owning your own home, store, and getting rich, all within a number of years. I have to admit they work very hard for the things they do... and they're willing to make sacrifices, unlike most americans. Is there such a thing as a model miniority? I think we should look inside the shell, as opposed to the outer. I know tons of Asians who are on welfare, or unsuccessful in school and work. It depends on your family background, etc. Most people would probably say African Americans are the worst model for miniorities, but I am African American, and I'm doing pretty well in life. It depends on your work ethic and who you are.

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    Look in Chapter 12, it answers both of these questions.

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    Just over the small experience I have had with Asian Americans I would have to say the difference would be location of where each group is from. Asian Americans are from land areas that are mostly all connected to the Asia continent. Pacific Islanders are from the islands that are in the Pacific Ocean. I have a few friends that are Samoan, and Hawaiian descent. They are very proud of their heritage and where they are from. they will be the first to let you know that they are an "Islander". I had a friend of a friend who was from the Philippines and he said one of his worst stereo types was that a lot of people always said "Oriental Americans". He couldn't stand that because of how it sounded like someone referring to him and his heritage as a rug. When I was in England I met a few Nepalese that were in the British Military. I will have to say they were the most resourceful people I have ever seen. If they needed something for their job that day and did not have it; they would find a way to work around it and still get the job done. I was very impressed with how well trained and respectful they are and were. Not because of were they are from, but because of what they had been through in there training and how much dedication they have to their job, purpose, and country. I feel a few people lack that in today's society.

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