5119 Shares

Why americans don't like chinese americans(including ABCs)?Which is the biggest reason?

Why americans don't like chinese americans(including ABCs)?Which is the biggest reason? Topic: Non thesis meaning of
June 25, 2019 / By Macie
Question: ----------------------------------------... I’m a Chinese college undergraduate student and I’m doing a homework research about Americans’ Attitudes toward Chinese Americans. I don’t know if I see the fact or if my view is fair or not. And I won’t feel unhappy if you really don’t like Chinese. I just want to hear the truth. Please tell me what you really feel. Thx a lot!! Btw if I have some language mistakes, plz don’t hesitate to correct me.:) below is part of my thesis --------------------------------------... It is still a common occurrence today that Chinese Americans are facing discrimination from Whites or even other minorities in American society. Even those who have never spoken Chinese continue to be regarded as foreigners. This phenomenon is mainly attributed to several aspects: 1 Historical Reason As one of the Asian groups, Chinese immigrants settled in the new continent far more later than African, Mexican or Jewish Americans. In addition, as shown in the pie chart, Asian/Pacific Islanders only compose less than 3.7% among the whole population, and a great number of Americans cannot even tell Chinese Americans from other Asian Americans. Apparently not all the Americans have many chances to have touch with or know about Chinese Americans. 2 Thoughts Conflicts As always associated with their hometown, Chinese Americans are thought to be dominated by the 5,000-year-old culture or communism. The most frequently mentioned criticism was that Asian Americans keep to themselves. “They stick together.” “They are cliquish / clannish.” Non-Asian participants saw Asian Americans as being less likely to be full participants in the entire community as other Americans. They were seen to be more inward looking. (Committee of 100) Chinatown could probably be a proof of Chinese’s “sticking together”. It is understandable why Chinese Americans are less interested in politics and why Americans are reluctant to have a Chinese to be their president. 3 Economic Issues Because of China’s emergence as a global economic power, not only China but also Chinese Americans are considered to be a threat to America in economic field. Even within the States, many of them claim that Chinese Americans are taking away too many job opportunities from Americans. The cheap labor market in China, as well as the bad reputation for toxic food and low-qualified goods import, apparently has much influence on ordinary Americans’ lives through a growing trade unbalance, which result in the emergence of personal hatred as well as the unfriendly laws and regulations enacted by the White House government. i personally DO like your country and to tell you the truth i really want to live in the US too. please stop attacking me with your words like "Marxist professor". I do not mean to make the US look evil and I do not know anything about antiAmericanism. I feel sorry if my thesis look like that. plus the word xenophobic means hate or fair foreigners but chinese americans are not foreigners to you. They are part of americans. Most of you are still thinking they are chinese chinese,
Best Answer

Best Answers: Why americans don't like chinese americans(including ABCs)?Which is the biggest reason?

Kelsey Kelsey | 7 days ago
I think another part of it has to do with the language barrier. Other minorities, for the most part... their languages have a similar alphabet. But I think a major part of the discrimination we Chinese still face in this country has to do with jealousy about the widespread success of Chinese or other Asians in America. Asians are taught to work hard for their successes. We're not taught to lean on affirmative action, which tends to leave out Asians when they help out all the other minorities. So with the success and hard work, comes jealousy from the Americans who feel that their jobs shouldn't go to supposed foreigners. Of course, you have open-minded Americans too, as well as hard-working Americans, but for the most part in this society, Americans tend to blame rather than to work hard themselves to make themselves more worthy for a position. I'm sure all the Asian Americans from big cities recognize that minority scholarships are never given out to an Asian. There's that tendency to think we are the model minority, that because we have our successes, that somehow we don't face the discrimination. However, that ignorance leads to even more discrimination. By the way, I also believe that Asian females and Asian males face very different obstacles in this country. Asian females are viewed as exotic. Asian males are viewed as a threat. One of the reasons, and there are many, include the fact that several of the American wars in the past century involved facing an Asian enemy, and in this country, one Asian is like any other. A Japanese or Korean is thought of as Chinese in this country. They view us as one and the same. So basically, all Asians face the discrimination, which is why all of us Asians tend to unite because we've been through the same battles. Another thing I should mention... Asians are viewed as timid, which is why plenty of Americans think they can freely make fun of Asians in ways they would not make fun of other races. Do you think they would dare make prank calls to soul food restaurants and try to speak with an African accent on public radio? No way. They'd either be fired, or there would be rioting. Yet when radio stations do similar things to the Asian race, it's viewed as not so bad. There was a DJ at Tower 98 (local FM radio station in Toledo) who decided to prank call several Chinese restaurants, and used those calls to mock the English spoken by those Chinese restaurant workers. My efforts to take action against them nearly got me fired (Tower 98's ownership group - Clear Channel - started making up lies about me to my corporate ownership), and I learned I had to let others (much thanks to the Bowling Green Asian student organization for leading the fight) do much of the actual work getting national groups involved. I still to this day refuse to listen to Tower 98, and I believe the DJ is no longer working there, although I think it was for an unrelated reason. By the way, just to clarify, I was born in North America. I love the United States. I love all the good people who I have come in contact with, but that doesn't mean that a ton of ignorant people don't exist in this country. The discrimination is not so prevalent in communities where there are larger Asian populations (big cities/California), but then most of this country is NOT the big city. The fabric of this country is largely the medium-to-smaller-sized cities, and those people are NOT used to seeing an Americanized Asian, which is why it's really hard for them to all of a sudden change and see us as one of them. On a similar note, it's the same way for other races if they were to go to Asia. Let's face it: the only news of American minorities in other foreign countries isn't usually the best news (at least before Barack Obama). So it's pretty natural that people who have lived in Asia all their lives may have some incorrectly-perceived notions of various American minorities. And that's the exact same way it works in America when it comes to Asians, because they think of us as taking their jobs, taking their money, and becoming more successful in their country even though there are plenty of Asians who were born here in America. It takes an open-minded American (and there are plenty of those, despite all that I have said... I have come across many friendly people) to see past the Asian appearance. As far as responding to an earlier post on internment camps, the question wasn't about which country discriminates more against Asians. Two wrongs don't make a right. America had internment camps for Asians that somehow rarely make the U.S. History textbooks. Asians built the railroads for this country, yet were still looked down upon. The Vincent Chin incident is the Asian version of the Rodney King incident, yet only Asian Americans know about this. Does it make America amazing that they didn't commit genocide? I'll say thank goodness there was no genocide, and thank goodness America is a democracy, and again, I love this country, but it's ignorance to suggest there is no discrimination against Asians going on. Plus, let's face it, democracy or not, America pushes its own propaganda just like any other country. China has an amazing opening ceremony for the Olympic games, and there was such a large push to hate on the fake fireworks that were such a minor part of what made that ceremony so great. Any objective viewer could see that the Beijing opening ceremonies trumped Atlanta's about ten thousand times over.
👍 202 | 👎 7
Did you like the answer? Why americans don't like chinese americans(including ABCs)?Which is the biggest reason? Share with your friends

We found more questions related to the topic: Non thesis meaning of


Kelsey Originally Answered: Why americans don't like chinese americans(including ABCs)?Which is the biggest reason?
I think another part of it has to do with the language barrier. Other minorities, for the most part... their languages have a similar alphabet. But I think a major part of the discrimination we Chinese still face in this country has to do with jealousy about the widespread success of Chinese or other Asians in America. Asians are taught to work hard for their successes. We're not taught to lean on affirmative action, which tends to leave out Asians when they help out all the other minorities. So with the success and hard work, comes jealousy from the Americans who feel that their jobs shouldn't go to supposed foreigners. Of course, you have open-minded Americans too, as well as hard-working Americans, but for the most part in this society, Americans tend to blame rather than to work hard themselves to make themselves more worthy for a position. I'm sure all the Asian Americans from big cities recognize that minority scholarships are never given out to an Asian. There's that tendency to think we are the model minority, that because we have our successes, that somehow we don't face the discrimination. However, that ignorance leads to even more discrimination. By the way, I also believe that Asian females and Asian males face very different obstacles in this country. Asian females are viewed as exotic. Asian males are viewed as a threat. One of the reasons, and there are many, include the fact that several of the American wars in the past century involved facing an Asian enemy, and in this country, one Asian is like any other. A Japanese or Korean is thought of as Chinese in this country. They view us as one and the same. So basically, all Asians face the discrimination, which is why all of us Asians tend to unite because we've been through the same battles. Another thing I should mention... Asians are viewed as timid, which is why plenty of Americans think they can freely make fun of Asians in ways they would not make fun of other races. Do you think they would dare make prank calls to soul food restaurants and try to speak with an African accent on public radio? No way. They'd either be fired, or there would be rioting. Yet when radio stations do similar things to the Asian race, it's viewed as not so bad. There was a DJ at Tower 98 (local FM radio station in Toledo) who decided to prank call several Chinese restaurants, and used those calls to mock the English spoken by those Chinese restaurant workers. My efforts to take action against them nearly got me fired (Tower 98's ownership group - Clear Channel - started making up lies about me to my corporate ownership), and I learned I had to let others (much thanks to the Bowling Green Asian student organization for leading the fight) do much of the actual work getting national groups involved. I still to this day refuse to listen to Tower 98, and I believe the DJ is no longer working there, although I think it was for an unrelated reason. By the way, just to clarify, I was born in North America. I love the United States. I love all the good people who I have come in contact with, but that doesn't mean that a ton of ignorant people don't exist in this country. The discrimination is not so prevalent in communities where there are larger Asian populations (big cities/California), but then most of this country is NOT the big city. The fabric of this country is largely the medium-to-smaller-sized cities, and those people are NOT used to seeing an Americanized Asian, which is why it's really hard for them to all of a sudden change and see us as one of them. On a similar note, it's the same way for other races if they were to go to Asia. Let's face it: the only news of American minorities in other foreign countries isn't usually the best news (at least before Barack Obama). So it's pretty natural that people who have lived in Asia all their lives may have some incorrectly-perceived notions of various American minorities. And that's the exact same way it works in America when it comes to Asians, because they think of us as taking their jobs, taking their money, and becoming more successful in their country even though there are plenty of Asians who were born here in America. It takes an open-minded American (and there are plenty of those, despite all that I have said... I have come across many friendly people) to see past the Asian appearance. As far as responding to an earlier post on internment camps, the question wasn't about which country discriminates more against Asians. Two wrongs don't make a right. America had internment camps for Asians that somehow rarely make the U.S. History textbooks. Asians built the railroads for this country, yet were still looked down upon. The Vincent Chin incident is the Asian version of the Rodney King incident, yet only Asian Americans know about this. Does it make America amazing that they didn't commit genocide? I'll say thank goodness there was no genocide, and thank goodness America is a democracy, and again, I love this country, but it's ignorance to suggest there is no discrimination against Asians going on. Plus, let's face it, democracy or not, America pushes its own propaganda just like any other country. China has an amazing opening ceremony for the Olympic games, and there was such a large push to hate on the fake fireworks that were such a minor part of what made that ceremony so great. Any objective viewer could see that the Beijing opening ceremonies trumped Atlanta's about ten thousand times over.

Isadora Isadora
Asian culture doesn't seem to be as open and 'touchy feely' as americans in general. I personally feel that other ethnicitites are taking the economy over, not just Asians, and you are right, most Americans can't tell Asian's apart. What I do is consider that the Japanese have longer, skinnier faces and the Chinese have more rounder faces. Being a black women, I have experienced the following around in stores and the untrustworthyness of Asians in general. Lighten up, we're not all bad. I live around a lot of Hmongs, and one of my co-workers is Cambodian. Your thesis is good so far.
👍 80 | 👎 3

Eliane Eliane
Calling Americans xenophobic is nothing but stupidity. I'm sure you learned that from your Marxist professor, no less, right? It's increasingly becoming obvious that antiAmericanism is the product of mind numbing mental illness. BTW, your thesis is full of $%^@*! If you're interested in the mistreatment of Asians in North America, look northward. Canada's history of xenophobia against Asians is long and harsh, including geneocide, which the Americans never did to Asians. The worst anti-Asian riots in North American history and the worst internment camps in North American history (Yes, Canada had internment camps!) were in Canada!
👍 74 | 👎 -1

Chita Chita
Not sure how the United States can be a xenophobic country since it's a country comprised of immigrants from literally every nation, culture, creed, ethnicity and religion on earth, but I'm sure you can come up with something to make Americans look evil---isn't that the goal? P.S. my parents are immigrants from China. I'm actually quite happy they moved, and feel very happy living in the United States as an American with Chinese ancestory.
👍 68 | 👎 -5

Aston Aston
The United States/ America is generally a xenophobic country. But then, so are practically all countries.
👍 62 | 👎 -9

Abagael Abagael
vagueness is a virtue yes, sometimes I have no idea what the problem is and I hold on tighter than ever.... no need to explain, I can't either
👍 56 | 👎 -13

Abagael Originally Answered: So who thinks Americans are over taxed?
everyone who has a kid and/or is married, got a tax cut. The tax increase democrats are passing is the highest in history, and all will suffer. Fact is, any tax increase hurts people with the least amount of money, tax increases don't really hurt rich people, they have plenty. People with little to moderate income are most hurt b/c they are usually barely making ends meet and taking more from them gives them less to save and spend. Critics of the tax cutes predicted disaster, supporters the opposite, and now supporters have been proven right by more than three years of prosperity. "The dividend rate would snap back to 39.6% from 15%, the capital gains rate to 20% from 15%, and the top marginal income tax rate to 39.6% from 35%. Marginal and average tax rates for the middle class would also increase, returning to the Clinton-era levies that had driven taxes as a share of GDP to a postwar high of 20.9%. " "With an anticipated take of $400 billion over five years, the result would be a bigger tax increase than Bill Clinton's in 1993 -- the one that helped cost Democrats control of Congress the following year. " "Come 2011, many families will be hit by a renewed marriage penalty. Consequently, 23 million Americans will then be hit with an average tax increase of $466. That same year, the child tax credit will be cut in half, costing 31 million Americans an average of $859 in more taxes." "When the damage is tallied, 115 million working Americans would watch their taxes climb an average of $1,795, with 26 million small business owners being hit more than twice as hard at $3,960. The fact that these are average figures, incidentally, does not change the reality that taxes paid by middle-class families, not just the richest 1 percent, would be scheduled to go up under the Democratic plan." "Taxpayers won't fare any better under the Senate's budget blueprint...[T]he plan championed by Democratic Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad would raise taxes by $2,641 per household over the next ten years." Tax cuts work. They worked when JFK did it, when Reagan did it, and again when Bush did. Here's what will happen if they eliminate the tax cut as planned: ... You're a family of four earning $60,000 a year: Your income-tax bill will rise 61% in 2011, from $3,030 to $4,893. ... You're an elderly couple earning $40,000 a year: Your taxes will go up by 156% in 2011, from $583 to $1,489. ... You're a woman: You could be one of the 83 million American women who could see their taxes rise by an average of $2,068. ... You're married: You could be one of the 48 million married couples who will pay an average of $2,899 more under the liberal tax increase. ... You have kids: 42 million families with children will pay an average of $2,181 more in taxes. ... You're a small-business owner: 26 million small-business owners will get a tax bill for an average of $3,960 more than before. Democrats are socialists in liberal clothing. They want to be sure you keep less than half your money (when you add federal + state + local + sales + property, etc. taxes). The programs they use this money to support are ineffective. Tax cuts let people keep more of the property they earned. Fancy is a fabricator "They [the wealthy] are using 95% of the PUBLIC resources, so they should be paying 95% of taxes" that is utter BS. This has been proven time and time again. Most of the money goes to entitlement programs, which the wealthy do not benefit from. People like Fancy must create fanciful lies because reality doesn't support their belief system, and rather than change, they lie. The rich pay the most and get the least. The fact is that the effective federal tax rate (taxes as a share of income) has fallen for every income group over the last 20 years EXCEPT those with upper incomes. For those in the bottom quintile (20 percent of the population), the tax burden has fallen from 8.3 percent in 1981 to 5.3 percent this year. Those in the middle quintile saw a drop from 21.9 percent to 20 percent. The other quintiles also saw a decline, except those in the top quintile, who saw an increase in their tax rate from 27.1 percent to 27.4 percent.

If you have your own answer to the question non thesis meaning of, then you can write your own version, using the form below for an extended answer.