Asian-Americans: The Historical Implications of Light Skin
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Given the racial and ethnic shifts in contemporary Western cultures, scholars face an unprecedented challenge to keep pace with the implications of such shifts for victim-group discrimination. The migration of Asian ethnic populations to the United States has created the need for a new and more inclusive perspective pertaining to discrimination. Of particular concern in the study of victim-group discrimination is the need to understand the impact of assimilation of Asian-Americans into a racist dominant-group society such as the United States, and how the influences of skin color are enacted as discrimination, by Asian-Americans against other victim-group populations. For some, discrimination in the United States is served by the traditions of their native culture. Heretofore little investigated, a study of the growing number of Asian populations will be better illustrated and allow for a more comprehensive examination of victimism as a twenty-first-century sociological fact.
KeywordsSkin Color Dark Skin Black Racism Light Skin Dark Skin Color
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