Asian-American Panethnicity

Asian Americans are still facing challenges although they are viewed as one group comprising of many ethnic groups of Asian origin. The reforms that were made in the 1965 United States immigration policy after the Vietnam War favored the movement of Asian into America (Trieu, 2016). As they lived in America, the various ethnic groups of Asian origin faced discrimination and have since been considered as amongst the minority groups by other Americans. Being a minority group, they have faced racial discrimination, and their views on political, economic, and social aspects of life have been neglected. Pressure from discrimination forced the Asian Americans to have panethnicity solidarity. Togetherness has helped them fight prejudice and racial discrimination they have been facing over the years.

However, the identity of the Asian Americans as panethnicity group is slowly taking root in American, and there are reduced cases of racial discrimination against the Asian Americans. Various groups to fight for the rights of the Asian Americans have been formed, and they have worked to ensure that respect for the Asian Americans is upheld. Their recognition as a Panethnic society has helped them fight for their rights including inclusion into crucial areas such as in industries and government institutions.  Wade (2009) observes that the Asian Americans have started participating in film and television production, as well as in scientific and technological investigations funded by the United States government (Wade, 2009). This is a clear indication that the Asian Americans are getting identified due to the unity as a pan-ethnic community. It has been noted that without unity as a pan-ethnic group, the Asian Americans can significantly suffer from racial discrimination (Trieu, 2016).