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VillaBinaBingBing
Here is an interesting article sent in by a reader (thanks Taterpie) about a new study that examines the relationship between confronting racism and self-esteem. Check it out.


New Research: Confronting Racism Boosts Self-Esteem
By Jessie

A new study of Filipino Americans by researchers at San Francisco State University demonstrates that confronting racism helps boost self-esteem for some.

The study was conducted by Alvin Alvarez, professor of counseling at San Francisco State University and Linda Juang, associate professor of psychology. They are co-authors on a new article, “Filipino Americans and Racism: A Multiple Mediation Model of Coping,” which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. Alvarez surveyed 199 Filipino American adults, both men and women, in the San Francisco Bay Area and found that 99 percent of participants had experienced at least one incident of everyday racism in the last year. The study focused on “everyday racism” — subtle, commonplace forms of discrimination, such as being ignored, ridiculed or treated differently. In an interview, lead researcher Alvarez explained:

“These are incidents that may seem innocent and small, but cumulatively they can have a powerful impact on an individual’s mental health. Trying to ignore these insidious incidents could become taxing and debilitating over time, chipping away at a person’s spirit.”

For men in the study, dealing with racism in an active way, such as reporting incidents to authorities or challenging the perpetrator, was associated with decreased distress and increased self esteem. The authors caution that what makes a healthy coping mechanism is influenced by such factors as gender, socioeconomic status, age, English language capacity and length of residency in the United States. There seems to be a different dynamic at work for women in the study who did not report the positive self-esteem boost associated with “active coping,” in the same way that men did. For women, the “avoidance” coping strategy increased psychological distress and decrease self-esteem.

“What’s striking is we found that racism is still happening to Filipinos. Therapists need to look beyond the frequent portrayal of Asian Americans as model minorities and help clients assess what their best coping strategy could be, depending on their resources, what’s feasible and who they could turn to for support.”

Of course, this new research lends further support to the argument that Rosalind Chou and Joe Feagin have done in their book, The Myth of the Model Minority, in which they document the widespread experience of everyday racism among Asian Americans.

News Link! http://asianamericanmovement.wordpress.com...ts-self-esteem/
VillaBinaBingBing
Dear: All Asian-American

We need to tell those American-Caucasian what does it mean for them to be an American and for those minorities who also makes up America today. Racist America
cannot be united if we believe in different belief. It can only bring the rest of the America down for what we believe in for the future.


United State of America still is a Racist nation, and still believe in racist colors and minorities. But if you're proud of a successful nation, being racist and judgemental against
your fellow non-Caucasian shouldn't be blame or oppress by color because of difference in vision and ethnic that we stand for. And that is being United as one American with
stronger future and opportunity of trust and peace among everyone of colors that makes up United State of America.
phop
QUOTE (VillaBinaBingBing @ Sep 25 2010, 08:40 PM) *
Dear: All Asian-American

We need to tell those American-Caucasian what does it mean for them to be an American and for those minorities who also makes up America today. Racist America
cannot be united if we believe in different belief. It can only bring the rest of the America down for what we believe in for the future.


United State of America still is a Racist nation, and still believe in racist colors and minorities. But if you're proud of a successful nation, being racist and judgemental against
your fellow non-Caucasian shouldn't be blame or oppress by color because of difference in vision and ethnic that we stand for. And that is being United as one American with
stronger future and opportunity of trust and peace among everyone of colors that makes up United State of America.

LOL, i dont fu-king care.... Whatever it takes to destroy those WHITE PEOPLE even if it means DESTROYING AMERICA in order to defeat WHITE people then im all for that destruction, fu-k them
VillaBinaBingBing
QUOTE (phop @ Sep 25 2010, 09:42 PM) *
LOL, i dont fu-king care.... Whatever it takes to destroy those WHITE PEOPLE even if it means DESTROYING AMERICA in order to defeat WHITE people then im all for that destruction, fu-k them


We have to be more logical about this. Yes Asian-Ameican today are still treated unfairly and is always overlooked upon in America. Which in the future, I don't see America being united at all with so much racist against Asian and other minorities being oppress today. Caucasian need to learn more about themselfs and how they are approuching the wrong direction to formed a unity and future goals.
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