Printer-Friendly Version In a lot of ways, Asian Americans have done remarkably well in achieving "the American dream" of getting a good education, working at a good job, and earning a good living. So much so that the image many have of Asian Americans is that we are the "model minority" -- a bright, shining example of hard work and patience whose example other minority groups should follow. However, the practical reality is slightly more complicated than that. Statistics Don't Lie.
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Filipinos have been described as friendly, outgoing, sensitive, easily offended, nosy, garrulous, direct, hospitable, feisty, irreverent, good natured, clever, witty, gregarious, happy, generous, easy to laugh, gracious, easy to befriend, casual, fun loving, sensitive and hospitable. Personal and family honor are stressed, as well as dignity and pride. Education is highly valued and families make great sacrifices to educate their children. Hiya shame is instilled in Filipinos at an early age. To be shamed is the greatest form of disgrace. Filipino culture developed over centuries in tandem with and in response to Western culture introduced by the Spanish and later Americans. Filipinos are generally more easy going than other Asians.
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Data from the census shows that By comparison, Urban cores are defined as areas that have high population densities 7, or per square mile or 2, per square kilometer or more and high transit, walking and cycling work trip market shares 20 percent or more.
Five images of the Filipino settlement at Saint Malo, Louisiana As Asian Americans originate from many different countries, each population has its own unique immigration history. Many settled and married Hawaiian women. Most Chinese, Korean and Japanese immigrants in Hawaii arrived in the 19th century as laborers to work on sugar plantations. By , the number of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco had jumped to more than 20, Ineligibility for citizenship prevented Asian immigrants from accessing a variety of rights such as voting.