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· Consider the following statements: (a) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority, and (b) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single “Asian American” culture. If someone said one of these statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and explain why or why not.
Do you think all Asians and Pacific islanders have a single culture?
Think of all of these Asians -- Israelis, Jordanians, Saudis, Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis, Kazakhs, Rusians, Indians, Bangladeshis, Koreans, Vietnamese, Chinese, Laotians, Burmese, Japanese, and so on. Now add in the many Pacific islanders.
What do you think?
Do you think that most Americans consider Asians and Pacific islanders as belonging to one culture?