Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and University Honors
Asian Americans -- Social conditions, Asian Americans -- Public opinion, Race discrimination -- United States
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.
Ing, Samantha I., "Diversity within Asian Americans: Barriers to the Public Discussion of Discrimination" (2015). University Honors Theses. Paper 175.