If someone made the below statements to you,Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a model minority? Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong to a single "Asian American" culture. how would you explain that the statements are misconceptions? Include whether you think most Americans believe these misconceptions, and why or why not.

There are some basic differences between Oriental and Western cultures, which contribute to lumping these cultures together. Whichever cultural group is our culture, we tend to notice variations within our culture, but not others. This is because we lack familiarity with the other set of cultures. Here is one article on the generalized differences between Occidental (Western) and Oriental cultures:

http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/PersonPerceptionEW.html

I also searched Google under the key words "Asian cultures" to get these possible sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Asia
http://www.mavicanet.com/directory/eng/9985.html
http://www.answers.com/topic/culture-of-asia

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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  1. are Asian Americans and pacif Islanders a model of minority

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