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Le statut des " Asiatiques " aux États-Unis : L'identité américaine dans un miroir

Abstract : "Asians" were long treated by American law and society as total strangers who were, if not dangerous, at least undesirable. Case law, particularly in the Supreme Court, substantiates the systematic nature of this ostracism. Asian immigration was for a long time discouraged or even simply prohibited. Changes in immigration law and major rulings concerning minorities in the 1960s marked a crucial turning point. In the past few decades, "Asians" have on the contrary often been held up as the hard-working, successful "model minority," thus more or less explicitly contrasted with Blacks, said not to share this ethic. Such social success (which in fact should be tempered) is thus supposed to prove that discrimination no longer plays a significant role in the prosperity of various racial groups and that only cultural values come into play: a doubtful conclusion.
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Daniel Sabbagh. Le statut des " Asiatiques " aux États-Unis : L'identité américaine dans un miroir. Critique Internationale, Presses de sciences po, 2003, pp.69-92. ⟨hal-01019107⟩

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