Azianoj imigrantoj en Kalifornion 7/06/95

Azianoj imigrantoj en Kalifornion

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The San Francisco Examiner
*** Sunday, May 7, 1995, California Edition
Pages A-1 and A-12

[Titolo de la artikolo:]

"New wave from Asia: Asian immigrants accuse American-born
counterparts of poor math and language skills while they
are, in turn, ridiculed for smoking and dressing strangely"

(Series of the) Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

by Annie Nakao of the Examiner Staff

Veasna San, 14, the brim of this Navy blue watch cap pulled
low over his brow and his baggy pants pooled at his ankles,
scowled. "When I first cam her, the hardest thing was that
they put you down," he said. "They say, ‘Look at that kid–
he ugly.’ Now, nobody dare say that."

San and his family emigrated from Thailand when he was 5
years old. Now, home is East Oakland, where in dress,
speech and culture, he’s a homeboy from the ‘hood.

Across the Bay in San Francisco, 33-year-old Oxford-educated
banker Richard Chai is busy making loans to business clients
at Wells Fargo Bank. Chai emigrated from Hong Kong with his
wife, Amy, four years ago. BOTH ARE BILINGUAL AND LOVE THE
BICULTURAL SCENE HERE.

"Even though we’re in the States, we’re not isolated," he
said.

San and Chai are among the millions of Asian immigrants
whose remarkable diversity is redefining the image of the
so-called "FOB," a pejorative acronym for "fresh of the
boat," newcomers seen as unsophisticated boors by their
predecessors.

The perception of today’s Asian immigrants is changing from
their diversity and sheer number–they already outnumber
their American-born counterparts by nearly two to one.

. . . .

"These kids get mistaken for being Chicano, in dress and
style," said Spencer Nakasako, a filmmaker and third-
generation Japanese American who works with Southeast Asian
youths in the Tenderloin. . . .

. . . .

Despite the changing face of Asian immigrants, age-old
tensions and misperceptions still exist between those born
here and htos newly arrived.

"There still seems to be that separation–a lot of it is
language," said Nakasako. "I don’t see conflict in any
direct way. I see a lot of it as a class thing."

. . . .

In a recent City College of San Francisco class on Chinese
American history, plenty of images emerged as students–
American born and foreign-born–exchanged sterotypes, mostly
with good humor.

Of American-borns: "THEY CAN’T SPEAK CHINESE. They can’t do
math. They look down on foreign-born. They’ve lost their
culture. They’re loud and stupid. They prefer McDonald’s
to Chinese food. They can’t eat witih chopsticks. . . .

Of the foreign-born: "They dress weird. Or everything they
wear is brand name. THEY CAN’T SPAK ENGLISH WITHOUT AN
ACCENT. They look down on you because they can do math
better. THEY’RE QUIET. They’re ‘brainiacs’–they like to
work hard. . . . They don’t care about the community.

"Some are applicable, but we’re not all exactly like that,"
said Tammny Sun, an 18-year-old American-born Chinese from
San Francisco.

. . . .

In Berkeley, long lines formed outside the UC Theatre during
its recent "Festival Hong Kong," where Chinese actors like
Jet Li and jackie Chan mesmerized American-born Asians.

"It really turned me on to a whole new interest," said Eric
Fong, a third-generation Chinese-American who lives in
Berkely. "I find them really different from the typical
Hollywood production. AND IT ALSO HELPS TEACH ME CANTONESE.
IN FACT, IT’S INSPIRED ME TO TAKE CANTONESE CLASSES.

[Cxi tiuj vortoj finas la artikolon.]

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