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Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
Seattle Girls’ School
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About Seattle Girls’ School
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
What Does Asian America Mean, Anyway?
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
An Artificial Construct
An Artificial Construct
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
An Artificial Construct
The Story of Asian Pacific America
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
History of Conflict
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
Asian Pacific American History
 1763 Filipinos settle Saint Malo
 1778 Chinese sailors land in Hawaii
 1820s Chinese im...
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
Asian Pacific American History
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
 1890 First ...
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
Takao Ozawa vs United States
Asian Pacific American History
 1941 Japan air force attacked Pearl Harbor; FBI arrests
pro-Japanese community leaders
 ...
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
Asian Pacific American History
 1956 Dalip Singh Saund is the first Asian (Sikh) to be elected for
Congress
 1962 Daniel...
Black Panthers and The Red Guard
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
Asian Pacific American History
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
 1976 Samuel...
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
Asian Pacific American History
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
 1992 Eugene...
Emergent Themes
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
 The Perpetual Immigrant
 ...
Myth of the Model Minority
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
 Overly Hard Wor...
Legacy of the Myth
 Outsourcing of Cheap Labor
 Orientalism in Health Care
 Tokenism and Minimalization
 Stress of Ach...
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Going Forward
Presenter Information
Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee
6th Faculty and
Professional Outreach
Seattle Girls’ School
2706 S Jackson Str...
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OES Asian Pacific America

What are stereotypes about Asians and Pacific Islanders? How is race a social construction in terms of Asian Pacific Americans? How has the history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States influenced the conception of Asian Pacific Americans and these stereotypes that perpetuate to this day?

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  1. 1. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls’ School Asian America: Remembering the Past, Owning the Present, Envisioning the Future
  2. 2. About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  3. 3. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) What Does Asian America Mean, Anyway?
  4. 4. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) An Artificial Construct
  5. 5. An Artificial Construct Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  6. 6. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) An Artificial Construct
  7. 7. The Story of Asian Pacific America Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  8. 8. History of Conflict Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  9. 9. Asian Pacific American History  1763 Filipinos settle Saint Malo  1778 Chinese sailors land in Hawaii  1820s Chinese immigration begins in earnest  1865 The Central Pacific Railroad Co. recruits Chinese workers for the transcontinental railroad  1878 Chinese are ruled ineligible for naturalized citizenship  1882 Chinese Exclusion Act is passed Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  10. 10. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  11. 11. Asian Pacific American History Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)  1890 First wave of Japanese immigrants arrive to provide farm labor in Hawaiʻi and California  1907 Gentlemen's Agreement between United States and Japan that Japan would stop issuing passports for new laborers  1910 Angel Island opens as a major immigration station for as many as 175,000 Chinese and 60,000 Japanese immigrants between 1910 and 1940.  1913 California Alien Land Law of 1913 ban Japanese from purchasing land  1920s Filipino immigration increases in numbers  1924, United States Immigration Act of 1924 (Oriental Exclusion Act) banned most immigration from Asia  1930 Anti-Filipino riot occurs in Watsonville, California  1933, Filipinos are ruled ineligible for citizenship barring immigration
  12. 12. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) Takao Ozawa vs United States
  13. 13. Asian Pacific American History  1941 Japan air force attacked Pearl Harbor; FBI arrests pro-Japanese community leaders  1941-45 Filipino resistance movement, working closely with U.S. Army, fights the Japanese invaders  1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 on February 19, uprooting 100,000 people of Japanese descent on the west coast to be sent to Internment camps.  1943-1945 Japanese Americans volunteer for the US Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team and becomes the highest decorated military unit in US history  1946, the Luce–Celler Act of 1946 grants naturalization opportunities to Filipino Americans and Indian Americans (which included present-day Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  14. 14. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  15. 15. Asian Pacific American History  1956 Dalip Singh Saund is the first Asian (Sikh) to be elected for Congress  1962 Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaiʻi elected for the US Senate  1965 Patsy T. Mink of Hawaiʻi becomes the first woman of color in Congress.  1965 Luck Wing serves four terms as the Mayor of Sledge Mississippi, population 600  1968 Term “Asian American” is coined as a part of the Asian American Movement, a radical movement for social justice (Red Guard)  1971, Norman Y. Mineta elected mayor of San Jose, California; Herbert Choy nominated supreme court justice.  1974, George R. Ariyoshi elected governor of Hawaiʻi  1975 More than 130,000 refugees enter the U.S. from Vietnam, Kampuchea, and Laos as Communist governments are established there following the end of the Indochina War. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  16. 16. Black Panthers and The Red Guard Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  17. 17. Asian Pacific American History Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)  1976 Samuel Ichiye (S. I.) Hayakawa of California and Spark Matsunaga of Hawaiʻi elected as US Senators  1978 Ellison S. Onizuka becomes the first Asian American astronaut  1982 Vincent Chin is accused of being a Japanese (being blamed for loss of jobs) and beaten to death.  1987 First formal signing of the Proclamation of Asian Pacific American Heritage Week by the White House  1988 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988 apologizing for Japanese American internment and provide reparations of $20,000 to each victim  1992 Korean businesses are looted and burned during the LA Riots
  18. 18. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)
  19. 19. Asian Pacific American History Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)  1992 Eugene Chung is football offensive lineman in the NFL  1992, Hae Jong Kim elected Bishop of United Methodist Church  1996 Gary Locke is elected as the first Chinese American governor  1999 Gen. Eric Shinseki becomes the first Asian American U.S. military chief of staff  2000 Norman Y. Mineta becomes the first Asian American appointed to the U.S. Cabinet  2002 Yao Ming is the number one draft pick in the 2002 NBA draft  2003 Ignatius C. Wang becomes a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church  2008 Tim Lincecum (half Filipino) a starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, is selected as an All Star for the Major League All Star Game
  20. 20. Emergent Themes Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)  The Perpetual Immigrant  The Non-Citizen  The Worker Not Owner  Black or White or Neither?  Weak as a Socio-Political Group  Ethnically Separated
  21. 21. Myth of the Model Minority Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/)  Overly Hard Working and Tireless  Will Work Under Extreme Circumstances  Quiet and Cooperative  Serene, Smart, Resilient  Doesn’t Seek the Limelight
  22. 22. Legacy of the Myth  Outsourcing of Cheap Labor  Orientalism in Health Care  Tokenism and Minimalization  Stress of Achievement  Funneling into STEM Fields  Where Are You From? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  23. 23. Rosetta Eun Ryong LeeRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://sites.google.com/site/sgsprofessionaloutreach/) Going Forward
  24. 24. Presenter Information Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee 6th Faculty and Professional Outreach Seattle Girls’ School 2706 S Jackson Street Seattle WA 98144 (206) 805-6562 rlee@seattlegirlsschool.org http://tiny.cc/rosettalee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)

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