Believe it or not our society seems to classify people according to abilities, religion, customs, countries, and even likes, and dislikes. I personally think that each person is unique and being Chinese, Japanese, American, Mexican, etc. does not make you smarter or better one than another. In this case, Gladwell on Chapter 8 of Outliers highlights the intelligence and dedication of the Chinese population. I believe stereotypes are formed through parents and teachers.
The kids at school would call Jeannette and her siblings poor and “special” for having accents. They were put in special classes because teachers thought they were slow even though they were smarter than the teachers. These experiences made the Walls family stronger. By living, not suffering, through poverty, rude remarks, and drunk parents, they ended up right where they needed to
This is another way I support this policy. Little children in China also get a better education because of the policy. A.J. Song also says that Chinese research shows an advantage in education, “they tend to score better on intelligence tests…” He also says,” If you have more kids in your family, they’re probably lacking in education…” (Document F). Children that have a sibling have to split the attention with each other, so when they don’t have a sibling, they get a better education.
In school, they are supposedly most proficient at math and science which are the top subjects in need of strong minds today. However, if a closer look is given, it can easily be seen that these students are not as high achieving as one would think. Cambodians score much lower on tests than Vietnamese students, but they are all lumped into the same group. “Such a stereotype may appear to be beneficial, and is certainly helpful in many ways to Asian Americans in terms of opportunity, it also disguises institutional racism and systematic discrimination” (Spradlin, 2011, p. 103). Cultural tendencies can also serve to be barriers.
I don’t really know why I was invited into National Honors Society, for I know I do well with grades but, my grades aren’t what define me. My actions are what define me. Who I am is someone who is always trying to be someone better morally. Someone who is trying to be smarter than they were the day before, even if it 's just a little. I am trying to be an uplifting person and an influence for good around me by do a small act of service every day.
“Hanging Fire” shows that only focusing on your failures rather than your victories won’t make anything better. “I should have been on Math Team my marks are way higher than his”. This is important to me because I believe very strongly that being positive will improve one’s quality of life greatly.
As a psychology, stereotypes can be one of placebo effect. The placebo effect makes people to believe something. For example, if the parents taught children that all Asians were smart in math, children would believe that fact even if they had a wrong information. Furthermore, the stereotype can cause the Barnum effect. Actually, many western people think that most Asians have a skinny body.
According to a study from the University of Texas Mental Health Center, Asian American college students are more likely to favor majors in math and science than their non-Asian peers. The writer claims that “they feel pressured to fulfill the expectations of the ‘model minority’ stereotype” (Kobayashi, Model Minority Stereotype Reconsidered). Furthermore, popular culture is the main provider of our common knowledge and therefore, issues of some theorists call, “Orientalism,” or the process of making Eastern cultures seem exotic is abundant in the western world. Authentically, not all of the stereotypes are offensive to the given race; some Asians even find it
Being the first in my family to go to college is is not only such an honor, but a great responsibility. I have learned not to get caught up in my own parent’s mistakes, but to learn from them. When I didn’t do particularly well on my math regents, and instead of just accepting the grade, my parents constantly reminded me of the consequences if I did not do well on the retake of the exam. They also made sure that I know that I am smart, and just one bad grade isn’t going to change that. The constant reminders and words of encouragement definitely helped me through the exam, as I received a passing
So, while having a boyfriend/girlfriend is also one significant social tie in American people’s eyes, no one would be angry about children if they decide to have a boyfriend/girlfriend. In other words, American parents engage in the cultural process of normalization, regarding puppy love as “a process of becoming physically and emotionally ready…” (Schalet, 17). However, in contrast to normalization, Chinese parents are involved in the process of dramatization on the issue of puppy love. In China, high school students are under huge pressure because of academic studies. In order to get into a good university, students must study hard in their high school years.