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Discrimination Against Asian Americans

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There is an astonishing differences as well as similarities between Mexican and Asian americans. Both ethic groups share a common value in family. In addition, as stated in the text book, both racial groups have a great variety of conflict due to the way they view themselves. For example, Mexican Americans believe that Asian’s are “unscrupulous, crafty and devious in business. While Asian Americans believe that Hispanic Americans “tend to have bigger families than they are able to support” (Raicla and Ethnic Groups, 46). Given that, the fastest-growing racial group has alternated between Asian and Hispanics over the years. Census Bureau data estimated that Hispanic population has topped 54 million in the Unites States in 2013—yet increased of 2.1% over 2012. In…show more content…
Although Asian Americans were “excluded from schools based on derogatory racial stereotypes and inferiority” (site pg. 6). Asian Americans have faced many other issues when it comes to their educational experience. Perhaps the most far-reaching issue that Asian Americans still face is actually the most ironic. In the past, Asian Americans were fighting mechanisms of prejudice, exclusion, and institutional discrimination that prevented them from even attending certain schools; therefore, receiving a fair education. But recently, Asian Americans have been and continue to be touted as the one ethnic minority group that has successfully overcome racism and achieved the American dream, primarily through education. As many Asian American scholars note, at first this argument may sound plausible. But after careful investigation and in-depth research, it became clear that the real issue is not that Asian students are "competing" with other racial/ethnic minority groups. Rather, the real cause of this controversy is the widespread use of admissions factors that always seem to favor White
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