Saturday, December 4, 2010


From Vivian Ng:
How did you choose your show and tell hobby/object for your Telling Your
Story Presentation?

From Sarah Wong:
What did you learn from taking this class? Are you going to take other ICS classes to learn more about Asian Americans?

From Kumi Kirihara:
What did you learn from other people's presentations, telling your story? Did
you find any interests?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


From Bryan Ly:
What was the most interesting and most horrifying thing you have learned about asian
american history in this class? Why?

From Joseph Choe:
In "Getting Real," Paul Kim encounters a person who
brings up the idea that Korean store owners in South Central LA treat
customers as if they were thieves. The store owners were said to watch and
yell at the customers. "There's no recognition of their status as customers
and your status as the merchant trying to sell something." Do you think the
Korean store owners are justified? Consider the circumstances: the
neighborhoods are rough and life is hard for the grocers. They work long
hours and make very little profit if any at all.

Monday, November 29, 2010


From Aaren Alvaro: Why do you think that some Asian Americans consider light complexion as a factor of superiority?

From RM: How is education important to the Korean merchant, and what are things that Youn Jae Kim is trying to do to help the Korean merchant?

From Aileen: Pages 137-141.  Do you think that discrimination has changed?  What are those changes?

From Jose: Pages 137-141.  Why is there a lot of racial discrimination back then?  What factors add up to the current discrimination in society?

Thursday, November 25, 2010


From Jeanalyn Artajos:
When was the first time you ever encountered racism? Was it racism against you, someone you know, or love? If the racism was towards someone else, how did that person feel and how does it affect them today? If it was towards you, how did you feel and how has it affected you today? What story or reading have we encountered where it is similar to your first encounter of racism?

From Heesook Park:
What do you think about Korean Americans? Do you have any negative or positive image about the Koreans?

Monday, November 22, 2010


From Fang Chun:
In the poem, "When I was Growing Up," what are the reasons that make Nellie Wong want to be white?

From Erick Tran:
How would you feel if after reading these sets of poems, you found out that the building that held these poems on the walls, on Angel Island was destroyed? What would that tell you about American culture/government?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


From Joshua Wang: Why do you think Edgar Ramirez's peers choose to discriminate against him based on his sexual orientation? Do you think a comparison of gentalia size is an appropriate response?

From Jose Dilig: Where in society does the speaker in Nellie Wong's poem "When I Was Growing Up" (111) belong? Is there anywhere she can fit in?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


From Brian Truong:
Regardless if you are korean or not, how do you feel about the 429 riots in LA. What
if you  were put in that position as a shop keeper and how would you react?  Would
you yourself bring a gun and shoot the shop lifters or figure out a different