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Asian Americans Today and Group Activism Sucheng Chan Yen Le Espiritu Steve Park "The Fall of the I-Lodging"
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Asian Americans Today and Community Activism Sucheng Chan Yen Le Espiritu Steve Park “The Fall of the I-Hotel”

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Assignment for Thursday 1. Perusing Espiritu and Park 2. Get or distinguish something that you believe is a case of an Asian American social creation (workmanship, music, execution, feature, kid\'s shows, and so on.) to impart to the class . . . You will be welcome to share what it is and relate it to thoughts from the readings.

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What are the five biggest Asian ethnic gatherings in the U.S. in the request of their populace size?

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How does the number of inhabitants in Asian Americans contrast and that of other ethnic/racial minorities in the U.S.? CA?

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Median Family Income By Ethnic Group

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Median Family Income by Ethnicity and Gender

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Poverty Rates

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Per Capita Income in 1999 by Ethnic Background Total Population $21,587 Total Asian $21,823 Total NHPI $15,054 Other Asian $20,699 Asian Indian $27,514 Hmong $6,600 Pakistani $18,096 Bangladeshi $13,971 Indonesian $18,932 Samoan $12,160 Cambodian $10,366 Japanese $30,075 Sri Lankan $27,428 Chamorro $17,583 Korean $18,805 Taiwanese $25,890 Chinese $23,756 Laotian $11,830 Thai $19,066 Filipino $25,890 Malaysian $19,895 Tongan $10,680 Fijian $14,745 Native Hawaiian $17,697 Vietnamese $15,655 Per Capita Income *NHPI is truncated for the individuals who recognized themselves as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Table 1. Per Capita Income by Ethnicity in 1999 Source: U.S. Enumeration Bureau Summary File 4, SF4-PCT 130. http://www.aamovement.net/perspectives/ninjasdragons2.htm

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Contemporary Issues (Chan) Model minority myth – evaluate like Mia Tuan’s; open deliberation is incompletely over financial matters, somewhat over belief system (167-171) College affirmations hostile to Asian inclination Asian American thinks about Asian American social creation Political cooperation and strengthening Electoral governmental issues: HI, terrain, SCC Community-based activism: change and reparations (JACL, Nisei delegates); against Asian viciousness (American Citizens for Justice); San Francisco I-Hotel

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Historical Context of I-Hotel Struggle 1907 – modified after 1906 seismic tremor 1920s-1930s – Manilatown traversed 10 obstructs along Kearney Street from California St to Columbus Ave; off-season home to 20,000 Filipino foreigners, Filipino-claimed eateries, barbershops, pool corridors 1960s – the Financial District assumes control quite a bit of Manilatown; elderly Chinese and Filipino live in private lodgings for $50 every month 1979 – I-Hotel crushed; International Hotel Citizens Advisory Committee designated by Mayor Feinstein, contradicts business constructing that prohibits low-salary senior lodging Two squares of Kearney devoted to respect Filipino settlers. http://sfgate.com/cgi-container/object/article?f=/c/a/2004/07/28/BAG357U2TN1.DTL&o=2

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The first\'s site inn, at Jackson and Kearny lanes, sat void from 1979, when the lodging was wrecked. Narrative record photograph, 1997, by Brant Ward/h ttp://www.sfgate.com/cgibin/object/article?o=2&f=/c/a/2005/07/22/WBGOHDPSQH1.DTL&type=printable

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International Hotel Senior Housing will give 88 studio lofts, and 16 one-room flats for a sum of 104 units of value Section 8 governmentally sponsored which permits tenants to pay just 1/3 of their month to month gross pay. Lodging created by Chinatown Community Development Center . Politeness of Chong Partners Architecture 1994 – The Chinatown Community Housing Corporation secures financing from the Housing and Urban Development to fabricate and work 105 units 1994 – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese buys the property and offers rights to manufacture I-Hotel to Chinatown Community Development Center (property mgmnt grp) 1995 – International Hotel Senior Housing, Inc is shaped by International Hotel Citizens Advisory Committee and CCDC

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The 14-story New International Hotel Senior Residences is under development at Kearny and Jackson lanes. Annal photograph by Kim Komenich 1960s-1970s: business development torn down more than 4,000 low-wage units for tall structures (counting the celebrated Transamerica Pyramid and the Bank of America\'s reality home office) and parking areas; 4 out of each 5 minimal effort private lodgings in the zone were passed by end of the 1970s. http://sfgate.com/cgi-canister/object/article?f=/c/a/2004/07/28/BAG357U2TN1.DTL&o=0

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Low-salary seniors will locate a home at the modified lodging, which additionally gives a gesture to its Manilatown roots. Narrative photograph by Katy Raddatz 2005 – Hotel finished 104 studio and 1br apts for low-wage seniors No more than 2 ppl/unit Head of hh no less than 62 yrs Total hh pay <$45,250 for 2, $39,600 for one Former inhabitants need Lottery for others 2,400 group and movement focus http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-receptacle/object/article?o=1&f=/c/a/2005/07/22/WBGOHDPSQH1.DTL&type=printable

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I-HOTEL RETURNS/The new International Hotel rises 15 stories on Kearny Street and incorporates 88 studio and 16 one-room flats. Development took two years. Narrative photograph by Mike Kepka/h ttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-receptacle/object/article?f=/c/a/2005/08/27/BAGEJEDHSN20.DTL&o=1

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Cultural Resistance and Cultural Production as Community Activism “The social liberties and ethnic studies developments of the late 1960s were preparing reason for Asian American social laborers and the advancement of oppositional tasks. . .bound together by a typical objective of articulating social resistance.” Espiritu (98)

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Cultural Resistance and Cultural Production as Community Activism “Given the verifiable mutilations and distortions of Asian Americans in standard media, most social undertakings delivered by Asian American men and ladies perform the critical errands of amending histories, forming legacies, making new societies, developing a governmental issues of resistance, and opening spaces for the coercively excluded.” Espiritu (98)

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A Theory for Community Activism The ideological measurement of Asian American abuse – cases? “Cultural symbols”/“controlling images” are created by the overwhelming gathering to help legitimize the financial misuse and social mistreatment of Asian Americans after some time.  So to battle such mistreatment, one must likewise challenge the ideological measurement (“cultura

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