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ERIC Number: ED164630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-22
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Asian Woman in America.
Kumagai, Gloria L.
Asian women have been in the United States for over one hundred and twenty years. They are, however, still victims of both sexual and racial stereotyping, the "cheap labor" syndrome, and are denied the opportunity to learn about their own history, heritage, and culture. Traditional female roles among Asian immigrants and a legacy of discriminatory attitudes have been largely responsible for the low status position of Asian women in American society and in their own ethnic groups. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of Asian women enter the U.S. labor market, their wages are below the median for white women and men and they tend to be underemployed in light of their educational background. In addition, a lack of positive role models, media reinforcement of prevailing attitudes and stereotypes, and the double burden of sexism and racism have contributed to the different experiences of Asian women and white women. In order to rectify this situation, these differences need to be acknowledged and understood. Educational institutions can play a role in this by reexamining such things as textbook bias, multicultural curriculums, bilingual educational programs, teacher awareness, parent communication, and the implementation of programs such as Title VII and Title IX. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies (6th, La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 19-22, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document