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Week 8 Discussion Question 1

Week 8 Discussion Question 1

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DQ#1: Consider the following statements: (a) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority, and (b) Asian

Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single “Asian American” culture. If someone said one of these statements to you, how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and explain why or why not.

To be honest I am not sure how I would respond to a statement such as that. I do not see how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are related in being a single “Asian American” culture. From what I have read they are very different and have many sub-groups within each one. So each individual group are very different in cultures so how could you categorize them as the same. I believe that many Americans are uneducated about different groups and cultures around the world and even within the United States. It is very easy to just make an assumption about people rather than self educating about people. In order to help people understand and accept different people you have to convince them to gain the proper knowledge, most people are unwilling to do this. One topic to take from the studies of cultural diversity is that people should take the time to learn about the people you share this world with even though they may not be in your life. Do not become one of those people who do not care about those around them and are ignorant and intolerant of other cultures.

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