ERIC Number: ED156784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Forgotten Minority: Asian Americans in New York City.
New York State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, New York.
Approximately 2.1 percent of New York City's population is Asian American. This report is concerned with the difficulties faced by members of the Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Korean communities in the areas of immigration, employment, and as a result of media stereotyping of Asians. An overview of individual Asian communities in New York is presented, including brief histories and immigration statistics. Government policies, such as exclusion acts, regulation of visas for Asians, and the eligibility of immigrants for social security and public assistance, are reviewed. The employment of Asian Americans in New York is examined in terms of their representation in traditional and nontraditional industries. Statistics of Asian representation in restaurant, laundry and garment work, as well as in city and State government, the construction industry, and the health field, are presented. Government sponsored employment services and programs available locally to Asian immigrants are described. The effects of the stereotypic images of Asians projected by the media upon Asian American opportunities are described. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, New York.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Social Security