but that they should follow the principles of academic honesty and cite or reference their sources, wherever they come from (it's very easy to do as well).Ultimately, I can't control what people do with the materials within Asian-Nation.I feel that the first step toward a truly unified and harmonious society is to recognize and understand the history and contemporary mechanisms of injustices and inequalities that operate against communities of color.Once we're all on the same page, then we can work together to break down these barriers once and for all.
Research Associate (January 2000 to July 2002) Center for Technology in Government, Albany, NY Administrative Coordinator (September 1998 to November 1998) National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, New York, NY Le, C. Quoted by the Washington Post, "Familiar Ad Trope: Pairing White Men and Asian American Women" article by Paul Farhi, September 28, 2012. Invited Panelist, "The Roar over Amy Chua, Tiger Mom," Smith College, Northampton MA, February 10, 2011. is just the first and middle initials of my full name, Cuong Nguyen Le.Invited Speaker, "Bridging Asian, American, and Asian American Identities in the 21st Century," Syracuse University, NY, April 16, 2010. "Virtually Asian: The Social Construction of Identity Through Internet Media," presented at the annual meeting of the What exactly does 'C. To make a long story short, up until the 9th grade, I went by just my first name, Cuong.Invited Speaker, "History, Segregation, and Inclusion: The Meaning and Consequences of Ethnic Solidarity," Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, May 7, 2009. However, everybody pronounced it "Quong." I got tired of that and because I wanted to just "fit in" like everyone else, from 9th grade until I graduate from college, I went by the American name "Sean." But after I started studying political science and sociology in college and learned that being Vietnamese and Asian American wasn't a source of embarrassment or shame but of strength and inspiration, I realized that "Sean" didn't reflect my rediscovered ethnic identity anymore. Because I saw that there was a critical need for Asian Americans to represent ourselves in mainstream American society, rather than allowing others to represent us however they wanted.In addition to talking about what has been done to Asian Americans, I also try hard to present what Asian Americans have done -- our contributions to American history and culture that should inspire pride, not pity.Why are South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, etc.) considered Asian Americans?