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The Cultural Identities of Chinese American Adolescents

TheCultural Identities of Chinese American Adolescents

AsianAmericans are neither accepted by their native Asians nor Americansbecause their culture has been diluted entirelyby the Neo-American culture. This paper will analyzethe challenges that Asian American adolescents are currently facing.

VanCampen,K.S., &amp Russell, S.T. Culturaldifferences in parenting practices. What Asian American families canteach us?

Russelland Van Campen state that the Asian American parents play a vitalrole in bringing up their children in the new environment. However,these kidshavedifficulty inassociating with fellow societal members since they have distinctivefeatures that make natives isolate them. These adolescents find ithard to follow the Asian culture of the current American society.There are those parents who are very conservative,and they try to maintain the Asian culture but get overwhelmed as thechildren transit from childhood to adulthood.

Theauthor has provided comprehensive information concerning thelifestyle of the Asian Americans. An outline of both sides has beenclearly stated therefore supporting main arguments. It is true thatthese Asian Americans are facing a lot of challenges.

Chun,K. T. TheMyth of the Asian American Success and its Educational Ramification.IRCD Bulletin, 15(1 and 2), 1–12. NY: New York. 2013.

Chunis involved in the mentallife of the Asian adolescents. This endeavorgives him ample time to analyzethe problems that they face intheir everyday lives.He states that the Asians are a minor group that faces a lot ofsocial issues. Some of them are seclusion since they are neither realAmericans nor Asians. Someissues affectthese teenagers and the only way to understand them is through closerelation with them. However, the author did not consider the factthat the Asian Americans are growing rapidly. They have occupied asignificant percentage of the entire American population. An increasein inhabitants calls for a rise in the public outcry. Since peoplehave embraced civilization,the issue of segregation will abruptly reduce with time.

Lui,P. P. Intergenerationalcultural conflicts, mental health, and educational outcomes among theAsian and Latino Americans. Qualitative and meta-analytic review.Psychological Bulletin, New York, 2014.

Theauthor gives a critical outlook of the how the Chinese children inAmerica have no culture to claim. He talks about enculturation,whereby he states that the Asian Americans (Chinese) are graduallyacquiring the characteristics and norms ofthe Americans. Thisleadsto the erosionof the Chinese culture entirely.They have less learnedthe way of life of the Americans,but the Americans,on the other hand,are not ready to welcome them into their world.

Theauthor partially digresses, he does not evaluate both sides, and heonly gives the activeoutline and intentionally ignores the limitations. Most importantly,he mentioned the issue of culture attrition where the Asians have nooption other than adoptingthe way of life of the Americans since they relate with themcommendably.

Joel,Kincheloe, and Shirley, R. Steinberg. Changing Multiculturalism.Philadelphia, 1997.

Joeand Steinberg understand that there is a fierce dispute betweenAmericans and Asians.Therefore,he carries outresearchthat considers both sides and their preferences. Many ChineseAmericans are living in the dilemma of dealing with biculturalconcepts. The Chinese American parents wish for their children togrow up as Americans who are well adapted to the typical culturalmilieu but at the same time with real Chinese virtues such asrespecting their parents and being meek.

Theauthor meets the readers’ expectations by all means. The main aimwas to show how multiculturalism is among the Americans of Asiaorigin. This source is important and very helpful in the scholarlyfields because it has good points to referon.It has facts that coincide with statements,therefore,reducing fallacies.

Shin,D`Antonio, Son, Kim, &amp Park.Bullying and the discrimination experience among the Korean Americanadolescents.Journal of Adolescence, 34, 873-883, 2012.

Veryfew Asian American scholars (18%) are reported to be bullying atschool or cyber cafes. The survey is in comparison to the Blacks(31%), Whites (35%), and the Hispanics (28%). Similarly, 11% AsianAmerican victims of bullying posited that they werebulliedbecause of their race. The data wascomparedto that of 3% Whites, 7% Blacks and the 6% Hispanics. Among theKorean American high school learners,55% were born in New York and 31% in New Jersey. The followingsurvey indicates that 16% are those beingbulliedwhile 12% are individuals who bully others. These scholars go throughhigher levels of dejection.

AsianAmericans are always missing or not present in the nation-wide datasurvey on school victimization. The fact makes it difficult tocompare across groups andstudies.

Shinand his counterparts apparentlydraw an image of the real situation at hand. There is a clearindication that the students from the Asian community arefrequently bullied.There is the need to achieve a peaceful society where there arelaw and order. The author can use his article to inform politicalleadersabout the perils of discrimination.

Berkel,C. Discriminationand adjustment for the Mexican American adolescents. A prospectiveexamination of the benefit of culturally related values.Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20, 894–915, 2014.

Berkelargues that ethnic identity may play a fundamentalrole in protecting Asian American adolescents from commonstressors associated with being an ethnic minority youth.In a society where victimization exists, it is wise to find a way tohandle it.

Theissue maynot be the best solution to give,but I feel it is the author’s motive. Defaulting ethnic identity isshort term elucidation to the problem of racial favoritism.Nonetheless, the societyas a wholeshould embrace unity and cohesion.

Inconclusion, ethnicity has its effects since it hinders the goals ofnational cohesion and integration. Everyone should strive to ensurethat they relate well with everyone around them irrespective of therace and origin.

WorkCited

Berkel,C. Discriminationand adjustment for the Mexican American adolescents. A prospectiveexamination of the benefit of culturally related values.Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20, 894–915, 2014.

Chun,K. T. TheMyth of the Asian American Success and its Educational Ramification.IRCD Bulletin, 15(1 and 2), 1–12. NY: New York. 2013.

Joel,Kincheloe, and Shirley, R. Steinberg. Changing Multiculturalism.Philadelphia, 1997.

Lui,P. P. Intergenerationalcultural conflicts, mental health, and educational outcomes among theAsian and Latino Americans. Qualitative and meta-analytic review.Psychological Bulletin, New York, 2014.

Shin,D`Antonio, Son, Kim, &amp Park.Bullying and the discrimination experience among the Korean Americanadolescents.Journal of Adolescence, 34, 873-883, 2012.

VanCampen, K. S., and S. T. Russell. &quotCultural differences inparenting practices: What Asian American families can teachus.&quot&nbspResearchLink&nbsp2.1(2010).