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More stereotyping from Bot; Assimilation meter

From talking with my Indian and Asian (Chinese/South Korean) American coworkers.  The indian coworkers seem to be the most assimiliated in America.  When I mean assimilated, I guess I mean in general they seem to do things that typical yuppie, white americans tend to do.

Wear polos, wear dockers, live in the burbs.

Chinese americans seem to also assimilate but still kind of adopt a lot more from their own culture.

Is this a true observation and I wonder why.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 20th, 2007 1:09pm
it's because of language.  english is a lot more common in India than in China, though maybe not in Hong Kong.

language facilitates assimilation.

also, you have to look at total populations.

it's possible that there are more indians than chinese in your area.

here in Toronto, Indians have their own communities where assimilation probably isn't as fully propagated...
Permalink Kenny 
July 20th, 2007 1:25pm
Do you think a lot of Mexican Americans (ages 0 - 30) try to assimilate (try to live the white, american dream)?  I am going to say, no.  In general, sure there are exceptions.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 20th, 2007 1:34pm
Mexicans and Blacks have hate deep disdain for whites in common.

Possibly.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 20th, 2007 1:57pm
only thing i noticed in college is that Chinese and Koreans had 'American' (aka English) names. Indians and Japanese had ethnic names.

The other thing is that Chinese and Korean parents seem to have been one generation behind in naming their kids ... there were a lot of GenX-aged Esters and Doris's while American whites had moved onto Jennifers and Elizabeths. (Male names don't change as often as female ones and were not noticeably one-off.)
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 20th, 2007 2:05pm
nobody would assimilate if they didn't have to.
Permalink the great purple 
July 20th, 2007 2:28pm
>>only thing i noticed in college is that Chinese and Koreans had 'American' (aka English) names. Indians and Japanese had ethnic names.

well, for one, chinese and korean names are much easier for whities to bugger.
Permalink Kenny 
July 20th, 2007 3:14pm
are black people good with korean names?
Permalink too sad 
July 20th, 2007 9:17pm
Blacks are scum just like the JOOs
Permalink Dan Denman 
July 21st, 2007 3:48am
Indians will have a huge number of Indians over to their house throughout the year if possible, maybe you haven't seen that yet. But you're right, they don't build little India towns or such. Interesting post. Maybe that is because the Chinese immigrants came over to build the railroads and do laundry and stuff in the 1800s when white people would not talk to them. But in the 1990-2010 era of Indian immigration, there is now integration so it is not necessary to build a special ethnic town just to have friends and people to talk to.

In other words, if Chinese came to America for the first time in 2000, there probably would be no chinatowns.

I think we can see this a bit in that Taiwanese people don't build their own areas.

However, I do see that Koreans, who came over starting in the 1960s as war brides, do have their own towns, but they are smaller than the Chinese ones.

This begs for a study.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 21st, 2007 5:25pm

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