Eth 125 Week 6 Assignment

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Appendix D

Part I

Define the following terms (use your text and include the page number your definition came from. Include one full-text citation after you conclude the definitions):

Term| Definition|
Remittances| The monies that immigrants return totheir country of origin.( Schaefer p. 105)| Mixed Status| Families in which one or moremembers are citizens and one or moreare noncitizens. ( Schaefer p. 96)| Naturalization| Conferring of citizenship on a personafter birth. ( Schaefer p. 102)| Refugees| People living outside their countryof citizenship for fear of political orreligious persecution. ( Schaefer p. 108)|

Full Text Citation:
Scheafer, R. (2012). Racial and Ethnic Groups, (13th ed.). : Merrill Prentice Hall

Part II

In 250 words (each question), please answer the following questions:

* How do Chinese Americans and White/Caucasian Americans interact in contemporary America? Are interactions positive, negative, or neutral? Support your response using proper citations.

The way Chinese American and White/Caucasian Americans interact now is way better then how Chinese Americans were treated one hundred and thirty years ago. Back In 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, which outlawed Chinese immigration for 10 years. It also explicitly denied naturalization rights to the Chinese in the United States; that is, they were not allowed to become citizens ( Schaefer p. 91). Also back then Chinese Americans culture was not accepted. I believe that interactions today are way more positive. Today Chinese American culture is everywhere and you can tell just by looking around. Almost every town and city has a Chinese restaurant. We use all kinds of products that are made in China. Even though Chinese Americans are treated better then two hundred years ago now discrimination from Whites or even other minorities can be a common occurrence, even for those who have never spoken...
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