ERIC Number: ED094068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Governor on Discrimination Against Asians.
Washington State Commission on Asian-American Affairs, Olympia.
The purpose of this report is to stimulate discussion, promote understanding, develop better awareness, and thereby bring about action to make necessary changes toward racial equality and justice. The public hearing conducted on March 3, 1973 by the Washington State Asian American Advisory Council brought attention to the fact that racism has and still does exist against Asians. The hearing and this report addressed itself to the issue of racism, whether individual or institutional, overt or subtle, intended or unintended, and how its resultant effects have excluded and subordinated Asians in ways unique only to Asians as well as in other ways similar to other minorities. Testimony was heard from Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Korean. Their experiences and observations indicate the depth of racism and its permeating effect on Asians. Being made to feel inferior; subjected to ridicule; rejecting one's own identity; feeling helpless, enraged, frustrated are no strangers to Asians. Survival often meant being quiet, but to exist under such conditions is to deny one's own dignity. Limited research to the extent of providing adequate background to understand the import of the testimonies given was necessary to present this report in its proper perspective. Recommendations for remedial action made by the Hearing Committee follow each testimony. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Commission on Asian-American Affairs, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington