Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Tina Burdsall

Subjects

Asian Americans -- Social conditions, Asian Americans -- Public opinion, Race discrimination -- United States

DOI

10.15760/honors.193

Abstract

This purpose of this thesis is to discuss barriers to the public discussion of discrimination against Asian-Americans. The literature addresses three major barriers: model minority status, portrayal in media, and cultural desire to assimilate. This thesis discusses how Asian-Americans contain generational, ethnic, and immigration-based diversity that complicates these barriers, while also positing that diversity itself presents a barrier. This project concludes with a brief discussion of "intra-ethnic othering," the discrimination that occurs between Asian subgroups, as another barrier to public discussion of Asian-American discrimination.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Biology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15600

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