Interviews With the Second Generation

Is it the chivalrous thing to do to pay for Plan B emergency contraception when the condom breaks during a one-night stand? If texting is meant to make communication easier, why does it make dating so much harder? But there are also episodes devoted to life as an Indian American. Bunche Center for African American Studies notes that only 4 percent of roles on scripted shows are played by Asians. But why do we have to ignore the particular backstory or experience that comes from being a person of color, especially when that person is the child of immigrants? So they invite them to dinner, ostensibly to thank them for all they sacrificed so their sons could have easier lives and to encourage them to share their stories. Both fathers lived in abject poverty.

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Now there are more than 62 official parishes and even more smaller churches scattered across the country, with clusters in Texas and Southern California. Until that point, services at the St. It’s the language this community has been praying and preaching in for centuries. The aunties and uncles seated in the hall were unconvinced.

They had already conceded so many parts of their identity to America, and this church was the one place they could truly be Indian.

I am with you because I have no whinning in me.

Director of Education and Curriculum Reform, Hindu American Foundation For a New Generation of Hindu American Parents, a Changing Model of Religion and Culture I’ve been heartened to see some of my second-generation Hindu peers who have started their own families embrace a different model that makes a clear distinction between growing up as a practicing Hindu and being culturally Indian. For many in the earlier waves of Indian immigrants, primarily those who identified as Hindu, the dilemma was shaped by the fear that their children would become too “Americanized,” a euphemism for wild and crazy.

There was a clear distinction between what they considered Indian values and American ones, which, to be fair, is a binary made by immigrants from other communities as well. But as works by S. For my generation the Generation X Indian-Americans , there was little infrastructure or social support networks to deal with our hybridized identities. Bullying was common, and many of us became part of a lost generation — unable to separate our religious identities from cultural ones and yet also unable to make the successful navigation between our faith traditions and our Americanness.

For those who identify as Hindu, the conflation between the religious identity and being Indian has been especially problematic, since being Hindu doesn’t necessarily mean being Indian, and vice versa. For many of our parents’ generation, however, it was hard to articulate a religious identity separate from homeland culture because the way they were raised often fused local cultural norms with religious practice, though there were certainly overlaps and Hinduism’s development was in many ways synonymous with India’s.

That even included the passing down of superstitions that had no religious basis, but were expected to be heeded by second-generation kids in the West. That’s why I’ve been heartened to see some of my second-generation Hindu peers who have started their own families embrace a different model that makes a clear distinction between growing up as a practicing Hindu and being culturally Indian. Thanks to the digital age, parents have more resources to share with their kids the meaning of Hindu stories such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata while also helping them understand some of the nuances of Hindu philosophy.

Hindu religious organizations that have adapted to the dichotomy between Hinduness and Indianness are also educating a new generation of Hindu Americans — many of Indian descent, and many others who aren’t. They have imparted new ways for Hindu Americans to apply Hindu principles in getting involved in their greater communities, whether it’s taking part in community service, public policy, or social justice movements.

Moreover, my generation of Hindu-American parents are also becoming more assertive in trying to get their kids to understand that what they are learning in classes about Hinduism isn’t necessarily accurate, due to the continuing problem of outdated or misinformed textbooks and teachers who don’t have the resources to better teach about the religion.

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These tribes grew corn and other crops and made pottery cooking vessels. Village tribes along the Missouri River used a bowl-shaped bullboat. They made it by stretching a buffalo hide over a wooden frame.

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Aug 30, , They were fun and connected to their families. I found that the younger second generation Indian Americans born s onward seems to have a much better handle on being Indian American in a multicultural America. In Silicon Valley, where schools are ethnically and racially diverse, there is a lot more overlap between school and home, and being racially non-white is not so unusual. This may not be the case in some parts of America, but in metropolitan regions ABCD is not a useful term at all.

Indian American teens win many Spelling Bees and academic contests. Is there a geek gene at work or are Indian parents goading their children to succeed? I think there is nothing inherent or genetic about this intelligence. Indian immigrants who are surgeons and scientists are going to want their children to replicate their own success, and to that degree they do push them. I also looked at Indian kids from working class families with lower educational qualifications.

Are desi teens more driven about college, grades and jobs than their peers? A lot of Indian American teens are completely over-committed. There is tremendous academic pressure on them from their parents and their schools.

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Panikkar, a longtime friend and collaborator of Pandit Nehru, the Indian prime minister, published a book entitled Asia and Western Dominance The two world wars off the first half of the 20th century he justly describes as a European civil war. By this self-mutilation, Europe lost its position in the world, its hegemony, and caused itself to be divided into two spheres of influence: The immediate roots of the Second World War lie in the termination of the First World War by the so-called “suburban treaties” of Paris in The deeper causes of both world wars have to be sought in the industrialization of our mode of life, and in the capitalistic imperialism of the second half of the l9th century.

The upheaval in economy and society caused by new technology, modern means of communication and transport, and the rapid growth of the European population led to the development of the modern capitalist economy.

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Elizabeth Warren is not Native American. Her ancestry has been traced by Cherokee genealogists back to the early s, as far back as there are records, and there are no Native American ancestors. Smith, but an initial report about that was debunked and The Boston Globe was forced to issue a retraction. Trump and others have been demanding Warren take a DNA test. She will not have proven she was justified in claiming Native American status for employment and career advancement purposes.

She still would have to prove the second part of the test, that she maintained cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition. Regardless of DNA, Warren cannot show cultural identification. Demanding Warren take a DNA test is politically understandable. A negative result would completely eliminate her claim to be Native American.

But a positive DNA result would not retroactively justify Warren misusing Native American identification to try to advance her career.


Settlement of the Americas, Paleo-Indians, and Pre-Columbian eraMap showing the approximate location of the ice-free corridor and specific Paleoindian sites Clovis theory. According to the still-debated Settlement of the Americas, a migration of humans from Eurasia to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which formerly connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. The big-game hunting culture labeled as the Clovis culture is primarily identified with its production of fluted projectile points.

The culture received its name from artifacts found near Clovis, New Mexico; the first evidence of this tool complex was excavated in

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Navigation Menu Cultural Group Guides 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. African American The following cultural patterns may represent many African Americans, but do not represent all people in a community.

Each person is an individual, as well as a community member. The term African American generally refers to people descended from Africans who did not come to the US voluntarily—descendants of the four million slaves brought to the US between and The family may be matriarchal, although father or mother may take on the decision-making role.

For African Americans, women more than men tend to remain unmarried, and more women have been educated at the college level. In general, the older generation is more conservative, may have a more traditional view of gender roles, and may shun interracial dating and marriage. Elders are respected and often provide care for their grandchildren.

Institutionalization of elders has historically been avoided, with sons and daughters taking on the family caretaker role. Diet Many African Americans like hearty meals that may include meat, fish, greens, rice, grits, white and sweet potatoes, corn, turnips, eggplant, peanuts, and homemade desserts. Leafy greens may include spinach, collards, mustard, kale, and cabbage. Traditionally, many elders eat a large noon meal on Sunday after church. The idea of what soul food is differs greatly among African Americans.

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He felt the same way and for a few weeks we dated, spending every possible moment together getting to know each other. First, it was great to realise that not all Indian men are afraid to be with a white, divorced women for fear of what their parents will say. The second thing that happened really took me by surprise.

Finally, several pastors are determined to transform their churches into multiracial congregations.

Either term is generally acceptable when referring to North American people indigenous to the United States — although some individuals may have a preference, and others may feel being called “Indian” is inappropriate or even offensive. But as some experts and scholars point out, however, “American Indian” refers specifically to the aboriginal peoples of the lower 48 states — while “Native American” includes Alaska Natives as well.

First Nations generally refers to tribal groups indigenous to Canada — it is generally considered incorrect to refer to U. The term “American Indian” is generally preferred by news media and many academic environments when referencing Native peoples of the lower 48 states. This article uses the term “American Indian” to reference only the aboriginal Indian people of the contiguous United States.

Our California Indian Network of websites uses “Native American Indian” terminology to aid the search engines in locating and presenting our information, it has no meaning beyond that.

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Interviews by Sonali Jain, and Because it was difficult to obtain data on the number of second-generation ‘returnees’ in India, the sample was not random. For example, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs could not provide this information. Difficulties in finding a representative sample due to the unavailability of official data also resonate with most other studies on second-generation ‘return’ migration.

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It was mostly for the Green Card what? I liked him for him too and in the twofer I snagged a genuine, blue skies and blue eyed, percent, all-American guy. We dated for three weeks in New York City. He then followed me to my native land where he contracted amoebic dysentery and soon after, a marriage. A tummy ache can sometimes be confused for love and while that worked out really well for me, it’s not a sure shot and so it didn’t make the following advice guide for how to date an American, inspired chiefly by this Huffington Post column , and seven years of my work in the field.

The tips and pointers in this ‘how to’ are based on an intensive, non-outsourced research effort circa January My dating knowledge may be a tad bit dated but, hey, love is eternal and can even last the whole nine innings. The rules of the game stay the same. There are plenty of compelling reasons to seek an American sweetheart. Firstly, America is the first world. For Indians, especially those ‘incredibly attractive, gracious and social brown-skinned creatures who dominate the campuses of Harvard, Columbia or Stanford,’ coming in third really irks us.

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