FYH-102 Immigration, Memory, and Identity

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Fall 9-2020


Asian American Studies | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | United States History

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This paper explores the relationship between White Americans and Asian Americans in an effort to discover the root of the difficulties that first and second generation Asian Americans experience while attempting to integrate into American society. Through an analysis of perspectives from Asian American literature as well as historical and current events, it highlights the racist systems that are ingrained in our everyday lives, continuously reminding Asian Americans that they are out of place in their own country. It concludes with a discussion of White America's necessary role in dismantling these systems, and offers strategies to create a more welcoming environment for ethnic minorities.