ERIC Number: ED342837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Diversity: More Than Meets the Eye.
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
This informational booklet describes the diversity among Asian Americans who, because of similar physical characteristics, are often assumed to be alike. Asian Americans differ not only in their families' national origin, but in just about every other way imaginable, including economic status, life experience, culture, customs, tastes, values, generation, religion, and personality. This booklet describes a range of differences among Asian Americans and gives examples for each under the following topics: (1) affluence; (2) health concerns; (3) differences in the reasons for immigration to the United States or time since arrival in the United States; (4) language differences; (5) generation gaps in language; (6) accents; (7) religious differences; (8) degrees of racial solidarity; and (9) preferences concerning terms used to describe racial or national identity. An appendix contains a summary of Asian immigration history from the 1840s to the present. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Economic Status, Ethnic Groups, Health Needs, Immigrants, Languages, Racial Differences, Refugees, Religious Differences, Urban Culture
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, 320 West Temple Street, Suite 1184, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)