Formation of ethnic and racial identities: narratives by young Asian-American professionals

  title={Formation of ethnic and racial identities: narratives by young Asian-American professionals},
  author={Pyong Gap Min and Rose M. Kim},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={735 - 760}
This article examines Asian-American professionals’ ethnic and pan-ethnic attachments and identities through fifteen autobiographical essays. Classical assimilation theory predicts that well-educated Asian-American professionals will be highly acculturated into the white middle class, with little retention of their ethnic subculture; yet many of our essayists had strong, bicultural orientations. Their high level of social assimilation, reflected in their friendships and intimate relationships… Expand
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