The following guides emphasize information that can be used to stimulate thinking about cultural differences and prompt questions that will help providers understand how their patients identify with and express their cultural backgrounds.
These are not fact lists to apply indiscriminately.
An apt analogy to keep in mind is that learning about a specific model of car is helped by referencing the operator’s manual, but reading and even memorizing that manual doesn’t replace learning how to drive a car.
The following cultural patterns may represent many African Americans, but do not represent all people in a community.
As more refugees languished in camps in countries that were not always willing to provide asylum, the U. set up the Orderly Departure Program to alleviate the situation and allow these refugees entrance into U. And through its Humanitarian Operations program, the U. admitted thousands of Vietnamese -- mostly former South Vietnamese soldiers, political prisoners and their families -- who had suffered under Communist reeducation programs.
A policy to scatter the Vietnamese refugees around the country with a number of sponsors was implemented in order to minimize the impact on host communities.
The story of the origin of Vietnam's name captures several prominent themes that have run throughout the nation's history.
The events of April 1975 triggered the first wave, when over 100,000 sought a way to escape as South Vietnam was taken over by the Communists from the North.
The second movement came during the 1978 "boat people" phenomenon.
Whether it's dating or marrying someone of a different race, interracial relationships are not a new phenomenon among Asian Americans. Of course, anti-miscegenation laws were part of a larger anti-Asian movement that eventually led to the Page Law of 1875 that effectively almost eliminated Chinese women from immigrating ot the U.
When the first Filipino and Chinese workers came to the U. S., the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, and other restrictive regulations. Further, after the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, many of these Asian war brides eventually helped to expand the Asian American community by sponsoring their family and other relatives to immigrate to the U. These days, Asian Americans in interracial relationships are very common. Census Bureau to construct the following table on marriage patterns among Asian Americans. 2011), the table shows the percentage of the six largest Asian ethnic groups who are married either endogamously (within their ethnic group), to another Asian (outside their ethnic group), or to someone who is White, Black, Hispanic/Latino, or someone who is Mixed-Race/Multiracial, by husbands and wives.