Leaving amongst a people does not only require knowing who are your neighbors, and what language or color they belong to. But it calls for social equality, respect, and acknowledgment of individual rights in society including ethnic compositions. For many years, the Asian-American people have been taken for granted in the United States, and their culture given cold shoulder. In the US, the domineering races have been white and black people. Although the whites and blacks are domineering, but they too stand side by side on the grounds of equal share(Lee 3). This has led to ignoring of the rich and varied culture of the Asian- American people. This is quite unfair and will lead to cultural loss. In recent research, the Asian-American culture has been ignored by whites and blacks for three main reasons. The reasons behind the marginal ethnic segregation cuts across from both the social and economic values upheld by the whites and blacks in the US(Lee 3). For instance, the whites and blacks view the common Asian-Americans as people who are very few in numbers and hence have no say in society. Additionally, there is a stereotyping idea that they are less educated and very poor. This has led to the perception among the numbers in the US that they bring less contribution to society. Finally, there is a feeling that Asian- Americans can be easily assimilated by other major ethnic groups. Nonetheless, in the recent past, they have been identified because of their little achievements in education and co-curricular activities.
In the Wonder Woman poem, by Genny Lim, the women have played a very minimal part in bridging the gap between cultural diversity and ethnic domination(Attar 25). This is reflected in their perception of fellow women and the less concern they have towards each other. The laxity in the cultural diversity mobilization has contributed to gender disparity among Asian-American people. Despite the less effort by women to come together to embrace the women’s culture, they have the great power of influencing big numbers in the society as they are the majority(Attar 25). Moreover, the statics has proved that Asian-American in the past decades has pushed the population from 1.5 million to11.9 million Asian- Americans(Gallo 87). The population increase has impacted the economic diversity and growth of the US. For example, the Asian-American population composed of both women and men has given rise to social economic status. There are groups of salaried professionals, self-employed, and waged laborers (Gallo 87). All of this brings out the diversity that has taken progress among the Asian-American people. Admirably the groups exist mutually and contribute to the economic and social being of the US.
In Inconclusions, the embracement of the cultural diversity of the Asian-American people among US citizens can be done in four major ways. For one, there should be the employment of many several Asian-American educators in the schools to serve as role models to the students(Thompson 108). Two, the teachers should teach the diverse Asian-American diverse cultures in schools this would make it easier for embracing the cultures. In addition, to the two education techniques, there is also the use of stereotypes-defying examples in the society just to show that it is of backward practice among the people leaving together. Finally, there is a need to illustrate historical, political, and cultural interactions within different groups. For example, the example of the Chinese students who condemned racism in the nineteen seventies(Thompson 108).
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