Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies

Recent discovery of the Asian immigrants shows that they are the largest group of people who migrated to the United States and are successfully earning a good income and a means of living far more than the citizens of the United States. They are grouped under the highest paid income earners, fastest rising and educated racial group. In the beginning, they were seen as less skilled and low income laborers who were a target of prejudicial treatment amongst others. In comparison to the educational attainment of the citizens of the country and with the Asian American, the educational attainment is more striking and stands out as a group. The Asian American’s contend that they share the same common relationship to the unjust treatment and benefits within each other and nonwhites; exceptionality does not make way for typicality. They are of six major Asian ethnic groups are made up of the Chinese, Americans, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans.

In the educational sector, Asian Americans were distinctive as a whole, being compared to the U.S adults; they hold a college degree and also immigrants who arrived within the recent years from the country have a college degree already from the ratio of 6 out of 10, before they get into the U.S (Alex, 1). They are seen as the best and well educated racial ethnic group in the country showing an exceptional group of incoming immigrants, 45 percent of graduate degrees awarded in the engineering faculty was awarded to either the Asians or immigrants from that country. Compared with other race immigrants, recent Asians immigrants were selected amongst a few as holder of bachelor’s degree or even more. Eligible doctorate degrees, engineering PhD, doctorates in math and computer science were of high percentage. However, these levels of educational attainment helped in proving them worthy in professional related jobs, management and relations occupations.

In rise to their level of knowledge, there has been a significant increase in their level of income. The average household income which can be compared to the U.S population is at a median of $66,000 versus $49,800. Over the years, the Asian American household had more earners in a total average than the U.S household (Vishakha, 2). The Indian American group made one of the largest incomes which were followed by the Filipino’s and Japanese Americans. The rise in income shows the changing phase of America as well as their distinctive effort in their labor work towards making ends meet. A large percentage of them are comfortable in their income earnings and have risen past the U.S population and other white, blacks or Hispanic origins.

Despite certain level of discrimination claims, the Japanese and Filipino Americans were the most accepting of interracial and also intergroup marriage. Vietnamese and Indians were less comfortable but Koreans were mostly likely to speak about discrimination as a big problem against their group. A percentage of 37 of the women of the Asian American groups were discovered to have married non- Asian groom; all of which includes a Priscilla Chan who married the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. They stand out in their emphasis on a successful marriage. They are remarkably known for their multi generational living, where two or more adult combinations are living under the same roof. The difference in their marriage ethics to that of the public was the ability to make a successful home and career to go along with.

In the bid to flow with the society, pew research conducted a raid on discriminations amongst the Asian American and other ethnicity. The survey result showed that more remarks were made on it making no difference, and another which proves it as a means of help in admissions, getting jobs and promotions. In all five Asians, only one has a negative remark on being ill treated in the past years. In comparison to the other two minority groups, the Hispanics and Blacks, discrimination can be viewed to be of fewer problems to the group; bout 48% claims it is a minor problem, and 35% has a say of it not being a problem at all. Their region of residence roughly demonstrates the immunity they experience to discrimination; which was mostly recorded that more than half of the Asian Americans are resident in the western states. With different mechanism of segregation, Asian Americans have taken a rise up in America and are less isolated by either blacks or the Hispanics.

Identity crisis which has had a lot of stigma in time past has been recorded to be of less importance. Most Asians, if not all, see themselves as a typical American while others despite the intermarriage, feel a degree of cultural differentiation from other Americans. Majority of the descriptions given is a proof describing them by the country of their origin while a few simply call themselves Americans. In this category, they are more similar to the Hispanics because they mostly identify themselves with the country they originate from or as Americans. There has been drastic change in the segregation between the Asian Americans and the general public from 1980 to 2010.

In support of the pew report, a survey of their religious beliefs and practices was inculcated in their livelihood, bringing out a clear and understandable survey portraying the intricacy in Asian American rise. According to the survey, it is seen that Christians are the largest in the group among the adults of the Asian’s followed by the unaffiliated, Buddhist, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. They are more religiously diverse than the U.S population, which was graded to 75% of Christians. By several degrees of measures, religion appears to be of less importance to the Asians than the U.S population, which in no ways affects education or age. More than three –quarters of married Asian spouse are of the same religion, while a lesser number is married to someone with a different faith. By record, the lowest intermarriage rate can be seen among the Hindus because they are very much likely to marry someone from their belief, faith and practice. Hindus are top rated in the socioeconomic ladder of the educational sector and income rate, not just among Asians but also the general public at large.

In conclusion, a rise in economic profit and investment can be attributed to the presence of non U.S citizens who were describe far more than their presence in the country. The distinct remarkable skills and presence, causing a change in the view of the community at large and awareness through the survey about the different ethnic groups present.

Work Cited

Alex N. (2012). The Rise of Asian Immigration.

Retrieved on July 5, 2013 from:

Vishakha N.D. (2012). The Mythical Rise of Asian Americans.

Retrieved on July 5, 2013 from:

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