Asian-American history is the history of ethnic and racial groups in the United States who are of Asian descent. Spickard shows that "' Asian American ' was an idea invented in the s to bring together Chinese , Japanese , and Filipino Americans for strategic political purposes. These separate histories have often been overlooked in conventional frameworks of Asian American history. Since , shifting immigration patterns have resulted in a higher proportion of highly educated Asian immigrants entering the United States. The Chinese arrived in the U.
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A reported string of nearly two dozen violent, unprovoked attacks against Asians and Asian Americans in the Bay Area in recent weeks has left the community on edge, advocates say. While police say the motive for the attacks -- which include robberies and people being assaulted -- is unclear, it comes amid continued concern about anti-Chinese and anti-Asian sentiment surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and its origins in Wuhan, China. Since the beginning of the pandemic Asian American communities have been the target of and on guard for hate. Critics say former President Donald Trump helped fuel hate towards China and Chinese Americans over this issue since the beginning of the pandemic, often derisively referring to the coronavirus as the "China virus" or "Kung flu," and continuously blaming China for the pandemic. President Joe Biden has since signed an executive order directing federal agencies to combat coronavirus-fueled harassment and called the attacks on the Asian American community "unacceptable," but still, the violence has not stopped. In a series of videos taken on Jan. The assault left a year-old man , a year-old man and a year-old woman injured, according to police.
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Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know how to do is sit in front of a computer. Today, Kee is And yet Kee, who still recalls the words she told TIME nearly 30 years ago, maintains that not much has changed.
Not all Asians look alike, nor are all Asian American experiences the same. That sounds like common sense, yet for generations in America the representation of Asians has been reduced to racial stereotypes that linger painfully. Asian Americans have been historically misrepresented as a monolithic group, but within this broad category lies a wealth of divergence in perspectives, history and culture. Twenty million Asian Americans can trace their ancestral origins to over 20 countries in East, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.