Ironically, some speculate that is one of the ways that Asian American stereotypes are to its host’s detriment. In America, there has been a drastic uptick in Asian immigrants. In ten years from 1990, Asian naturalised citizens raised to a quarter of American immigrant population. Since then, it has still raised exponentially (Timberlake,Williams). Asian Americans have also had a drastic change in public perceptions over the years.
4. The change of population 4.1 The huge influx of Chinese The immigration and Nationality act of 1965 results in the booming of Chinese population in America. The number of Chinese in America was 237,292 in 1960, and it grew to be 435,062 by the end of 1970, and 806,027 in 1980. During 1969-1977, the number of Chinese immigrants mounted to 196,000. The Chinese take a greater and greater proportion of America population, with 0.14% in 1960(before the act), 0.21% in 1970, 0.35% in 1980 and 0.67% in 1990.
Historically, Americans rejected Asian people and culture, obstructing their assimilation into mainstream American society. Integration was never a viable choice for Chinese Americans, who were excluded and denied citizenship because they were deemed non-assimilable by the white mainstream. The treatment of larger ethnic groups towards a foreign minority has a major impact on the extent of the minority’s assimilation or isolation. In Letter to my Nephew, James Baldwin, an African American writer and social critic, shows the treatment of blacks during the mid to late twentieth century and their low expectations in society. Caucasian Americans have an inability to accept minority groups.
Rightness of Action is a theory that emphasizes the moral conscience of an individual and not on the consequences (Feeney, Freeman, 2012). While seeking a resolution to this dilemma, I attempted to resolve considering all parties involved in the scenario. This can be duplicated by other early childhood educators as they go through their own ethical dilemmas. Then finally I must reflect if my resolution reflects how I would want others to treat me. Ethic of Care theory refers to the principle do unto others as you want others to do unto you (Feeney, Freeman, 2012).
Tokenism occurs when cultural diversity and difference are not affirmed and embedded in everyday practices in the program (A. Kennedy, 2010, p 17). Therefore it is important to ensure that the educator understands the child’s culture as there is the potential to be more than one culture within a country, therefore it is important not to stereotype different cultures when addressing them. When discussing these cultures with children it is important to find similarities within the cultures, which will connect the children and ensure there is not any biases towards other cultures. Tokenism can be avoided through continuing to have a close relationship with families, to ensure where change within the family dynamic is occurring, continuing to undertake
When designing a curriculum or interacting, this sensitive issue needs to be considered carefully as to not offend or exclude a child or family of Indigenous background. It is important to provide a child care environment which is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person. Educators must value differences in backgrounds, culture and abilities by actively seeking information from children, families and the community, about their cultural traditions, customs and beliefs, use resources that reflect the diversity. Educators are a role model and treat all children equally and encourage them to treat each other with respect and
There’s a myth about Asian Americans, that generalizes them into one group. People create false images of us through stereotypes. These stereotypes have been manifested in books, movies, and literature, but they have repercussions for Asian Americans in society. We are often treated as foreigners, people leading us to believe that we don’t belong in American society, and that we have no purpose being here. Stereotypes are natural things that people will talk about.
The societies are preparing for the economic and political infrastructure to meet the requirements of the aging populations (Wong, n.d.). There has been development of infrastructural facilities, communications, transportation, roads, due to the increase in the aging populations. The world population continues to grow older speedily as fertility rates have decreased to very low levels in most areas and people tend to acquire a longer life span. When the global pop¬ulation reached 7 billion in 2012, 562 million or 8.0 percent were aged 65 years and above. In 2015, three years later, the older population rose by 55 million and the percentage of the older population reached 8.5 per¬cent of the total population.
There are merits and drawbacks to all the theoretical orientations, we studied so far. Therefore, an integrative approach works best for me as a counselor. I intend on using techniques from different schools that would benefit my clients. In my current integrative approach, which is actually a work in progress, I’ll include person centered theory, multicultural theory, and LGBT theory. I agree with person centered therapy theory that a person is self actualizing and can only truly know reality from their perspective and experiences.
It is therefore important to educate the individuals in society on the importance of having respect for all its sectors, which will help in embracing a diverse and pluralistic society. An individual is not born with the knowledge of racial discrimination, as children they learn from their parents, the society’s ways of life and religion. This explains that ways in which an individual is socialized can make them have a negative attitude towards a particular race, Therefore it is important for institutions at different learning levels come up with diverse strategies that will aid in educating students on the bad effects of racism. Racism victims not only need to be protected and acknowledged but their quality of life also needs to be improved. These victims are mainly women, children, refugees, and migrants from other countries like the black Americans.