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ERIC Number: EJ814568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-26
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Asian-Americans: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being?
Omi, Michael
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n5 pB56 Sep 2008
Like "outsiders"--such as the Irish and the Jewish--have been incorporated into the Americans' notions of who are whites, some scholars and policy makers believe that Asian-Americans are following such a trajectory of inclusion under an expanded definition of "whiteness." The sociologist George Yancey, in "Who Is White? Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/Nonblack Divide," argues that Asian-Americans, along with some Latinos, are undergoing significant levels of structural, marital, and identificational assimilation. The question of whether Asian-Americans are becoming white is a complex one. In this article, the author explains how Asian-Americans are "becoming" white. He also discusses how the majority and other minority groups in the U.S. perceive the assimilation of Asian-Americans into the strict American social boundaries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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