By Kent A. Ono
A spouse to Asian American stories is constructed from 20 formerly released essays that experience performed a huge historic function within the conceptualization of Asian American reports as a box.
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Recently, we18 conducted a study on the students seen at the Student Health Psychiatric Clinic, University of California, Los Angeles. Preliminary results based on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and on clinical impressions indicate that Chinese (and Japanese) males exhibit more severe problems than non-Asians. Although test profiles for Asian and for nonAsian students were similarly patterned, the severity was clearly greater for Asian males. The combined test profiles for Chinese males also indicated problems involving blunted affect, dependency, inferiority feelings, ruminations, somatic complaints, and lack of social skills.
A Chinese who rebels against this stereotype faces the wrath of his teachers for violating their notions of a ‘‘good’’ Chinese. Institutional racism refers to systematic discrimination in various institutions. For example, in the past, laws in some states prevented Chinese from marrying Caucasians; and current business practices may keep Chinese from attaining high executive positions in large corporations. Blacks have often been systematically denied admission to institutions of higher education because of failure to attain certain admission requirements.
Second, he had always harbored wishes about becoming an architect, but felt this to be an unacceptable profession to his parents. Third, increasing familial demands were being placed on him to quickly graduate and obtain a job in order to help the family’s financial situation. The parents frequently made statements such as ‘‘Once you are out of school and making good money, it would be nice if you could help your brothers and sisters through college’’. John’s resentment to these imposed responsibilities was originally denied and repressed.
A Companion to Asian American Studies by Kent A. Ono