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22/02/2018 · Asian Indian Assimilation in the United States

an analysis of the economic assimilation of Asian Indians ..

For Indian Family, Adaptation and Assimilation in ..

growing racial group in the United States, Asian-Americans are notable as a group ..
Because systematic comparisons of political and economic migrants have not been undertaken, a third important area is improving understanding about whether and how the integration experiences of refugees and legal immigrants differ. Refugees undertake politically motivated migration, whereas immigrants have economic motivation, according to a perspective taken by some. Although the distinction between political and economic migrants has been greatly overstated, there is little disagreement that the reception experienced by these two classes of immigrants is dramatically different. Existing research is inconclusive about the effects of resettlement assistance; it is not clear if such assistance facilitates or retards economic assimilation. A useful experiment to resolve this key policy question would compare two similar cohorts of immigrants who arrived at the same time from the same country. The data needed to conduct even this simple exercise, which is fundamental for assessing the effects of resettlement assistance, are not available. Yet this exercise is particularly critical in the current climate of fiscal retrenchment. Between 1980 and 1991, the federal government appropriated over $5 billion to various forms of resettlement assistance, but during the past five years the appropriations for refugee programs have been slashed. The reasoning behind sharply curtailing appropriations for resettlement assistance for refugees, as opposed to extending some form of resettlement assistance to all economic migrants, rests on a thin research base.

Understanding Asian-American Assimilation Outcomes…

According to the 2010 United States Census, the Asian Indian population in the United ..
Between 1948 and 1965, 7,000 Indians were to emigrate to the United States, and nearly 1,780 Indians, many who had been American residents for two decades or more, acquired American citizenship.


My American Assimilation Story - The Federalist

As assimilation theory suggests, Asian Indians in the United States are likely ..
If these organizations have rarely impacted American politics, it may also have to do with the fact that their membership is drawn largely from the academic world, just as links between Asian Indian intellectuals and the wider community remain tenuous if not negligible.

these narratives make up the cultural identity of Indian women in the United States.
However opportunistic the position of the AIA, there was something of a case to be made for disadvantages suffered by Indians, for as the 1980 census showed, U.S.-born Asian Indians, whose numbers were growing, had an unemployment rate "five times that of other Asian American groups." Moreover, though among Indians there were proportionately more professionals than among any other ethnic group, with every passing year the number of Indians employed as taxi drivers, gas station owners and attendants, subway newsagent vendors, and in other working-class jobs would continue to grow, and the apprehension that these Asian Indians might have to bear the brunt of racial prejudice and ethnic jokes, whether at work or at home, was not entirely misplaced.

26/05/2015 · My American Assimilation Story

The term "Asian American" was not much in vogue, and in any case referred primarily to those from the Far East (and later South-east Asia); and unlike in Britain, where Indians appeared to tolerate being lumped together with Africans and Caribbean people as "black", even deriving new political coalitions and formations in the common interest of combating oppression, in the United States the designation "black" was seen as condemning one to membership in a permanent underclass.

Yellowface! - The History of Racist Asian Stereotypes

The NFIA was also to show the way in how Asian Indians might further the interests of the Indian nation-state, when in 1987 it mobilized the Indian community, with apparent success, to persuade Congress to withdraw the sale of sophisticated AWACS planes to Pakistan.

A brief History of Yellowface - Racist Asian Stereotypes

Yet Asian Indian associations have often undermined their political effectiveness by engaging in mindless back-stabbing and even internecine warfare, and it is revealing that as small an organization as the Los Angeles branch of the Federation of Indian American Associations (FIA) split into the FIA, the FHA (Federation of Hindu Associations), and the FIA-IO [Indian Origin] between 1994-97, so that in 1997 Indians in the Los Angeles area were faced with the embarrassing spectacle of two rival parades on August 15 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Indian independence.


Statues of Gandhi are to be found in numerous American cities, including New York City and Atlanta, and the US Congress has recently approved the construction, for which the expenses will be borne entirely by the Indian government and the Asian Indian community, of a memorial to Gandhi in the diplomatic enclave of the capital city, not far from the hallowed grounds where are to be found the memorials to Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Washington.