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    Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Latino Americans: societal discrimination

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    Compare and contrast the overall group experiences that Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Latino Americans have with societal discrimination. Identify their communication needs and discuss the major cultural sensitivities and effective interventions for addressing these sensitivities. Include your journal abstracts to back up your statements.

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    Asian, Hispanic, and Latino Americans have been subjected to societal oppression and verbal and physical abuse similar to that directed toward other people of color. Their particular cultures, values, frames of reference, and world views are misunderstood, disregarded, and ridiculed by the majority and by other minority groups. In this unit, you are asked once again to explore your assumptions and challenges to these group, either from a personal orientation or from indirect experiences. Furthermore, you will learn about each group's cultural standards, values, parenting styles, spirituality, acculturation, conflicts, and so on. The theoretical knowledge gained will benefit your professional development and personal communication and relationship skills. The case study that you will explore will allow you to apply this knowledge and encourage you to consider any ethical and legal issues. You will receive feedback from the instructor and from your peers. You will be able to try out new ideas and perspectives in a safe and supportive learning environment. You will be able to seek and offer feedback to assist others in their personal pursuit toward self-awareness and personal improvement.

    Asian, Hispanic, and Latino Americans present different cultural values relative to their worldviews. For example, Asian Americans emphasize the authoritative parental relationships by displaying honor and respect, and avoiding any shame to the family. Furthermore, Asian Americans are often misunderstood because they appear emotionally distant, when in reality this is a cultural norm. Additionally, education and professional success are highly valued. This group also emphasizes a holistic approach to wellness.

    Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans, similar to Asian Americans, emphasize traditional family values. Going outside of the family or extended family for support is highly discouraged. Sex roles and appropriate gender behaviors are highly emphasized, and deviating from these expectations often leads to interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict. Religion or spirituality is important for Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans, and plays a central role in their lives. Again, individuals who move away from religious or spiritual tradition are not favorably received.

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    Asian, Latino and Hispanic Americans have all dealt with discrimination. Hispanic and Latino Americans have been discriminated against based on society's view of their race, culture, language, ethnicity and poverty status. Not only have individuals stereotyped Hispanic and Latino Americans, so has the media. Academic writing tips.org (2011) states that Hispanic and Latino's have the biggest population of illegal immigrants living in the United States making this culture more susceptible to police raids.
    Asian Americans were discriminated against as early as the 1880's with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act. This act excluded Asian's from ...

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    Ideas and research are integrated to compare and contrast the overall group experiences that Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Latino Americans have with societal discrimination. Their communication needs and major cultural sensitivities are also addressed. e