A long and great read especially for the Asians and Asian Americans

  • Csrobbie2000

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    May 10, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    http://nymag.com/news/features/asian-americans-2011-5/
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    May 10, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Can we go ahead and rename the forum "All Things"?
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    May 10, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    dayumm saidCan we go ahead and rename the forum "All Things"?


    I don't meant to stir up the pot or anything. For me, it's a great read, and it explains something I can relate to. Generally, I think if you learn more about other people culture, you'll have a better understanding and can relate to them better. It's just as simple as that!!!
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    May 10, 2011 6:38 PM GMT
    Great read, and I can personally relate to many of the points discussed. My parents are immigrants of the Philippines; my mother was definitely a Tiger Mother of her own kind. Growing up, I was never encouraged to excel in anything other than my schoolwork and playing the piano. I was raised to be a robot: get good grades, keep your head down, don't trouble others, don't get involved with girls (until your parents want grandchildren), study and work hard...nothing more. I was never raised to think for myself, to question authority, or to be my own person.

    I wholeheartedly agree with the author of this piece that that mode of thinking can only get you so far in Western culture, and even today I struggle to undo character traits I learned in my upbringing that hold me back from being the best person I can be.
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    May 10, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    I thought the article is interesting and I can relate. I consider myself an outsider of the community like he has describe his article. I dont really have any Asians friends, infact all my friends are basically Mexican and I am basically white/mexican/ghetto wash. Though I am not fully Asian, I identify myself with being Asian since its the way I look and that is the way people see me as. I do think he makes good claims that though Asian people are the most successful ethnic group in America, we do tend to be minority and are easily pushed around. I think it has to do with stereotypes that are based on the media. This is why Asian people are "pushed" around easily since basically a lot of people think Asian people are somewhat submissive and wimpy. But we still are the minority in this country since most Asians have not been in this country this long. As time progress, I think those stereotypes would fade.
    To add on, I think the fact that most middle American conservatives white are scared that another ethnic group that are successful than them in short amount of time has to do with the fact that Asian people do not have a voice in this country. They are scared when any other group takes over or have influential power. It is like that in many different countries.
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    May 10, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    Interesting and inspiring article. Helps me reflect on the positives and negatives of my upbringing, and how I can approach life daily