ERIC Number: ED054774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Asian Studies Survey--Spring 1970.
Of a questionnaire sent to 1700 Asian students enrolled in the 1970 spring semester at Los angeles City College, 659 (38%) responded. Returns were mostly from those of Japanese or Chinese ancestry who were categorized as (1) foreign-born, (2) native-born, and (3) those from Hawaii. A distinct language barrier between the foreign-born and native-born was evident. Foreign-born quite often looked upon the native-born as offspring of immigrants and of lesser status, considering them inferior because of their inability to speak the ancestral tongue. Native-born, long identified as a minority and with appurtenant parental influences (e.g., relocation camp experiences), reacted strongly to questions on discrimination. Hawaiian-born also had grievances about attitude. They have experienced prejudice from both native-born and foreign-born: (1) foreign-born ignore them as having a language problem either in English or in the inherited tongue or both; (2) native-born ignore them for having inferior English. Hawaiian-born seem to congregate together, considering the native-born unfriendly and the foreign-born too shy. Special effort was made to contact self-identified students and encourage them to apply for available minority grants. (Author/AL)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.