I was born right here in New York City, and yet, I speak the language fluently, and even read and write a little Chinese. I also keep some Chinese customs.Naturally, I speak English fluently, and read and write extremely well. I am independent and out-spoken, like many other Americans. According to my parents and some of my Chinese friends, I act more American than Chinese.To some of my Hispanic friends, however, I'm a "chink," and to my some of my Chinese friends, I'm an "ABC" (American Born Chinese). To some of my Caucasian fiends, I'm just Asian.I am not embarrassed about my nationality. Truthfully, I am kind of proud of my "exotic" looks. I like my midnight black hair (with natural red highlights in the summer) and my dark brown eyes. I do not want to bleach or dye my hair or put on colored contacts. I don't think it's my looks that make a difference, but my attitude. My attitude, I think, is a mix of cultures because I have the best of both cultures! With the best of these two cultures, I have my own special culture. This is what makes me uniquely me!Yet, people still put me in different categories, and some of these categories even oppose each other! Sometimes I feel like a half-breed. I'm not really a part of the Chinese group because I am too independent and out-spoken. I am not part of the American group either because I know Chinese and I keep Chinese customs. It is not that I'm being closed out of either group, it is just that I don't feel like I totally belong. Sometimes, I do not feel like I totally belong with my "ABC" friends either because we all are at different levels of Americanization. All this goes right back to identity and wanting to belong. I am not going to be a hypocrite and say that I want to be different from everyone else and not…
Fernanda De Haro
12 Angry Men 12\4\12
The movie takes place in New York City in a jury room during the hottest day of the year. A jury of 12 men is sent to begin the investigation in the first degree murder trial of an 18 year old kid who is accused of stabbing his father to the death. At first they only wanted to go home they did not have time to think it out, because of the defendants evidence that…
There was a time not too long ago when New York was the nation's literary capital, when would-be writers abandoned the provinces for the thrill of living where Fitzgerald and Hemingway lived, walking the streets that Howells and Wharton walked, drinking where Cummings and Dos Passos drank, eating where Thurbur and White ate. Those were the days when one took up residence in Greenwich Village to rub shoulders with the intelligentsia, establish a reputation, perhaps break into print. It was like Paris…
in Midtown Manhattan, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street
The Empire State Building is the world’s most famous office building.
It’s a classic New York City attraction; it offers a wonderful view of New York City and the surrounding area.
Located in the Bronx borough of New York City within Bronx Park.
It is the world’s largest urban zoo. Housing more than 6,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world, the zoo comprises…
people’s rights; this is one of the leaks of law. We can find another leak of the law from racial discriminate.
In the New York City school and here is the report about racial discriminate in school by David Jones of the Community Service Society (CSS) of New York; “the grossest forms of racism and economic discrimination that take place in the ‘elite’ parts of New York City’s public education system, running the gamut from the ‘gifted and talented’ kindergarten programs which systematically…
in New York. “Stop and Frisk” means where the cops usually stops a person if they feel suspicious about them and even search through their body without warrant because of their appearance. “Stop and Frisk” can be helpful at some times, but not most of the time and in some cases it has been believed to be used by high authorities to exploit the minorities. There has been many cases where random people have been stopped and been pressured by cops to get searched by force. Especially here in New York…
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transformed some of the ways that we communicate (the forms, styles, contexts, and amounts). Among other things we are experiencing the breakdown of established rules, standards, and boundaries. In places like New York City, media-saturated people are on-the-move and they must manage new information all the time. Pick a target group of people (3-5 people) to interview in order to document and analyze how changes in our culture (including technology) are changing the ways they communicate. Take…
represents 25.8% of New York County (approximate population of 419,549). However, the statistic subdivided as follows in Sunset Park neighborhood (Community Health Profile 1).
Percent Foreign Born
Percent of Adults not Graduating High School
Percent In Poverty
The sunset Park has the highest population of Hispanic and Asian (mostly Chinese) residents than New York and Brooklyn…
descendants. While there
are similarities in the experiences of each new group, there are also important differences. Every
group experienced both a push and a pull - something that drove them to leave their original homeland and something that brought them to the United States. Sometimes the push and pull were
economic. Sometimes people fled political or religious persecution.
Many immigrants saw their initial move to the new world as temporary. They hoped to find
work, build a financial stake,…
• Chinese workers helped to build the
• Immigrants worked in textile and steel mills in the
Northeast, the clothing industry in New York City,
and Slavs, Italians, and Poles worked in the coal
mines of the East.
• They often worked for very low wages and in
dangerous working conditions to help build the
nation’s industrial strength.
Coming to America
• During this period,
immigrants from Europe
entered America through
Ellis Island in New York