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Le broadens the belief of assimilation to incorporate socioeconomic and institutional examples of integration by way of studying results corresponding to source of revenue, occupational status, small enterprise possession, residential segregation, and intermarriage for 5 Asian American teams, with an emphasis on Vietnamese. the consequences express that the majority Vietnamese american citizens adventure little drawback or inequality in comparison to different Asian american citizens (and again and again with Whites) in terms of reaching structural integration. Le hypothesizes that Vietnamese were in a position to conquer demanding situations in a comparatively brief period of time by utilizing collective assets and holding ethnic team spirit to weave jointly a trend of feat and mobility mixed with culture and harmony.

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This is exemplified by the research of such scholars as Blalock (1967) who emphasized the connection between perceived threat and minority population size; Blauner (1972), who explicated the societal mechanisms that reinforce and perpetuate racial exploitation, control, and privilege; and Bonacich (1972; 1984), who delineated how economic competition exacerbates ethnic stratification. Taken together, these scholars’ work provides a solid conceptual foundation upon which this research can examine the assimilation outcomes of Vietnamese Americans and other Asian American ethnic groups.

Feared that this scenario would seriously threaten its political, military, and economic interests on an international scale. S. leaders felt stronger and more direct actions were needed to fight this threat. S. Vietnamese Americans: History & Context 33 destroyer Maddox was attacked by the North Vietnamese on August 2, 1964. S. military intervention in Viet Nam. S. troops were fighting in Viet Nam and the number reached its peak of 540,000 by 1969 (Caputo 1996; Kaiser 2000; Mann 2001). S. believed that its superior weapons and military technology would easily overwhelm the communist forces.

One of the most influential pieces of literature on the outcomes of intergroup contact was Park’s (Park 1928) race relations cycle in which he identified four stages that new immigrant groups progress through as they adjust to American society. First comes contact, where groups first encounter each other. Second comes competition, in which groups contend with each other in trying to gain access to scarce political, economic, and social resources. Next is accommodation, when different groups begin to get accustomed to each other, start to cooperate with one another, and adapt to each other in supposedly peaceful and constructive ways.

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