Brooklyn Friends School Asian America Presentation

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50 minute session delivered to High School Japanese history class. What are stereotypes about Asians? How is race a social construction in terms of Asian Americans? How has the history of Asians in the United States influenced the conception of Asian Americans and these stereotypes that perpetuate to this day?

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  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Introductions - name, school, why here
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Identity Development 01/18/12 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
  • Brooklyn Friends School Asian America Presentation

    1. 1. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls ’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) Asian America: Remembering the Past, Owning the Present, Envisioning the Future
    2. 2. What Does Asian America Mean, Anyway? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    3. 3. An Artificial Construct Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    4. 4. An Artificial Construct Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    5. 5. History of Conflict Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    6. 6. Asian American History <ul><li>1763 Filipinos settle Saint Malo </li></ul><ul><li>1778 Chinese sailors land in Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>1820s Chinese immigration begins in earnest </li></ul><ul><li>1865 The Central Pacific Railroad Co. recruits Chinese workers for the transcontinental railroad </li></ul><ul><li>1878 Chinese are ruled ineligible for naturalized citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>1882 Chinese Exclusion Act is passed </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
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    8. 8. Asian American History <ul><li>1890 First wave of Japanese immigrants arrive to provide farm labor in Hawai ʻ i and California </li></ul><ul><li>1907 Gentlemen's Agreement between United States and Japan that Japan would stop issuing passports for new laborers </li></ul><ul><li>1910 Angel Island opens as a major immigration station for as many as 175,000 Chinese and 60,000 Japanese immigrants between 1910 and 1940. </li></ul><ul><li>1913 California Alien Land Law of 1913 ban Japanese from purchasing land </li></ul><ul><li>1920s Filipino immigration increases in numbers </li></ul><ul><li>1924, United States Immigration Act of 1924 (Oriental Exclusion Act) banned most immigration from Asia </li></ul><ul><li>1930 Anti-Filipino riot occurs in Watsonville, California </li></ul><ul><li>1933, Filipinos are ruled ineligible for citizenship barring immigration </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    9. 9. Takao Ozawa vs United States Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    10. 10. Asian American History <ul><li>1941 Japan air force attacked Pearl Harbor; FBI arrests pro-Japanese community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>1941-45 Filipino resistance movement, working closely with U.S. Army, fights the Japanese invaders </li></ul><ul><li>1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 on February 19, uprooting 100,000 people of Japanese descent on the west coast to be sent to Internment camps. </li></ul><ul><li>1943-1945 Japanese Americans volunteer for the US Army ’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team and becomes the highest decorated military unit in US history </li></ul><ul><li>1946, the Luce–Celler Act of 1946 grants naturalization opportunities to Filipino Americans and Indian Americans (which included present-day Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
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    12. 12. Asian American History <ul><li>1956 Dalip Singh Saund is the first Asian (Sikh) to be elected for Congress </li></ul><ul><li>1962 Daniel K. Inouye of Hawai ʻ i elected for the US Senate </li></ul><ul><li>1965 Patsy T. Mink of Hawai ʻ i becomes the first woman of color in Congress. </li></ul><ul><li>1965 Luck Wing serves four terms as the Mayor of Sledge Mississippi, population 600 </li></ul><ul><li>1968 Term “Asian American” is coined as a part of the Asian American Movement, a radical movement for social justice (Red Guard) </li></ul><ul><li>1971, Norman Y. Mineta elected mayor of San Jose, California; Herbert Choy nominated supreme court justice. </li></ul><ul><li>1974, George R. Ariyoshi elected governor of Hawai ʻ i </li></ul><ul><li>1975 More than 130,000 refugees enter the U.S. from Vietnam, Kampuchea, and Laos as Communist governments are established there following the end of the Indochina War. </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    13. 13. The Red Guard Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    14. 14. Asian American History <ul><li>1976 Samuel Ichiye (S. I.) Hayakawa of California and Spark Matsunaga of Hawai ʻ i elected as US Senators </li></ul><ul><li>1978 Ellison S. Onizuka becomes the first Asian American astronaut </li></ul><ul><li>1982 Vincent Chin is accused of being a Japanese (being blamed for loss of jobs) and beaten to death. </li></ul><ul><li>1987 First formal signing of the Proclamation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Week by the White House </li></ul><ul><li>1988 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988 apologizing for Japanese American internment and provide reparations of $20,000 to each victim </li></ul><ul><li>1992 Korean businesses are looted and burned during the LA Riots </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
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    16. 16. Asian American History <ul><li>1992 Eugene Chung is football offensive lineman in the NFL </li></ul><ul><li>1992, Hae Jong Kim elected Bishop of United Methodist Church </li></ul><ul><li>1996 Gary Locke is elected as the first Chinese American governor </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Gen. Eric Shinseki becomes the first Asian American U.S. military chief of staff </li></ul><ul><li>2000 Norman Y. Mineta becomes the first Asian American appointed to the U.S. Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>2002 Yao Ming is the number one draft pick in the 2002 NBA draft </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Ignatius C. Wang becomes a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Tim Lincecum (half Filipino) a starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, is selected as an All Star for the Major League All Star Game </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    17. 17. Emergent Themes <ul><li>The Perpetual Immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>The Non-Citizen </li></ul><ul><li>The Worker Not Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Black or White or Neither? </li></ul><ul><li>Weak as a Socio-Political Group </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnically Separated </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    18. 18. Myth of the Model Minority <ul><li>Overly Hard Working and Tireless </li></ul><ul><li>Will Work Under Extreme Circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet and Cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>Serene, Smart, Resilient </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn ’t Seek the Limelight </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    19. 19. Legacy of the Myth <ul><li>Outsourcing of Cheap Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Orientalism in Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>Tokenism and Minimalization </li></ul><ul><li>Stress of Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Funneling into STEM Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Where Are You From? </li></ul><ul><li>Tsunami in Japan </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    20. 20. Going Forward Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
    21. 21. Presenter Information <ul><li>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee </li></ul><ul><li>6th Faculty and </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle Girls ’ School </li></ul><ul><li>2706 S Jackson Street </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle WA 98144 </li></ul><ul><li>(206) 709-2228 x 219 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/ </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)

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