Asians Americans Living In the United States of America



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University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work


Many Asian Americans come to the United States of America searching for a better life and for better opportunities that were not available in their native countries. However, this is not always the case for many Asian Americans who travel to America especially early Chinese immigrants during the California Gold Rush. They encountered mistreatment, deportation, discrimination and government laws that were enacted to prevent them from coming or returning to America. Soon after the United States and China became allies after the Second World War, older Asian Americans who immigrated back to the United States held on to their traditional lifestyles; while younger generations are more in line with American popular culture. All the culture shock they had to endure, learning a new language while maintaining old traditional lifestyles caused them frustration and mental health issues. For that reason, a social worker working with this diverse population needs to be culturally competent. He or she needs to have knowledge about Asian American culture in order to help them meet their challenges



Perspectives on Social Work, Edward Sesay, Asian Americans, Asian Family Structures, Gender Roles, Perspectives on Social Work, Social work, Asians Americans, Asian Family Structures, Gender Roles