Greek-American Identities

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Greek-American Ethnicity vs. Brazilian Racial Self Identifications Ethnicity and culture are two things that are eternally linked. In Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, a textbook composed of multiple essays touching on these topics, there are many examples that portray the relation between one’s ethnicity and culture. For instance, in chapter five, Greek American Ethnicity: Persistence and Change, the author, Stavros T. Constantinou, explains how Greek-American ethnicity has changed across several generations. Furthermore, in chapter twelve, Alan P. Marcus, the author of Racial Self Identification among Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S. and Returnees in Brazil, focuses on how a Brazilian’s racial identification may vary depending…show more content…
Still, he determined that knowledge of the Greek language has declined with later generations of Greek-Americans, for numbers of first-generation Greeks are diminishing as well (65-69). These ideas of change in a community of the same ethnicity connect with Marcus’s research on Brazilians in Racial Self Identification among Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S. and Returnees in…show more content…
Taken as a whole, both researchers (especially Constantinou) could have included more sample locations to get more accurate results for their studies. Even so, Constantinou and Marcus came up with concrete information — answering their questions justifiably. Nevertheless, if I were to do similar ethnic geography research, I would focus on the idea of Asians being the model minority in American society. I, like Constantinou and Marcus, would attempt to survey and interview Asian individuals from major cities, such as Milwaukee and Chicago, on the concepts surrounding their education and livelihood. To conclude, I would examine stereotypes and their effects on Asian youth, and I would do so through informal and formal interviews after receiving permission from

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