Why Are Asian Americans Silent? Asian Americans' Negotiation Strategies for Communicative Discriminations
Asian Americans, Co-Cultural Theory, Negotiation Strategy, Racial Discrimination, Stereotype
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
This study explores two questions: (1) What types of racially discriminatory messages (RDM) target Asian Americans? (2) What communicative approaches do Asian Americans use to negotiate RDM? An analysis of 176 stories obtained through an online survey revealed seven RDM types (racial slurs, playground teasing, Asian Americans as eternal others, Asians as sexual objects, professional discrimination, Asians are all the same, and alienation within Asian groups). It was found that Asian Americans tend to utilize nonassertive approaches in responding to RDM due to internal/environmental factors including emotional shock and humiliation, a lack of knowledge of proper responses, peer pressure, and strategic intent. © 2012 Copyright National Communication Association.
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Jun, Jungmi, "Why Are Asian Americans Silent? Asian Americans' Negotiation Strategies for Communicative Discriminations" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1728.