In The Eyes of the People


Here in America, life is hard. From first sight at birth into the eyes of those who stand to protect us, so does the look to the enforcement who stand to protect this country relate now to a dire situations.  Now in days, America has taken a step into darkness – bringing with it lost hopes and confusions that take the form of the gender, role in society, and economic place within the monetary system that binds all people together. But one things for certain, despite non existent attributes that have systematically enticed people to do even the most heinous of actions over time, the idea of race takes the role and if not broken,  will bring America into dark days. For some, like multi raced groups that exist within a larger race, Asian Americans can be considered as leading the stereotypical marathon precipitated over time. Of the most notorious of groups caricatured within our modern society, the typical small eyed, and yellow tail remark used to describe the one race that has come to be a label for all Asians, the Chinese tell a story of our faults as a country and as a people. Like the divide between blacks and whites covering most of  U.S. history, the Chinese bar or Bamboo Ceiling continues to thrive under plain sight. Buck Gee, an executive adviser to Ascend, a organization supporting the success of Asian Americans states that the bamboo ceiling came with a discovery made in his job, “Until then, it had never occurred to me to notice how few Asian-Amerians had become over 30 percent of the employees in many companies.” Gee’s confusion comes with justification after growing up poor under a similar circumstance with his father, “Son of a poor immigrant, I had worked hard, graduated from prestigious universities, and never saw one hint of racial discrimination.” But unlike the corporate worker who is able to generate a hefty salary regardless of racial context, thousands of Asian Americans across the U.S. border are in a different boat in the social economic scheme. For one, the “Bamboo Ceiling”, as it points to all Asian Americans rather than a specific group, leave the numerous others within the Asian race feeling underrepresented. Take a look at the Cambodians. After a period of suffering precipitated by Pol Pots regime in the 1970s’s, many have been left displaced and without any one to turn too. Take California for example, a town known for its rich culture, but even prominent sense of divide between fellow Cambodians. Much of the unease draws from parents who fled from the atrocities of the Khemer Rouge to find a new life free of oppression and law abiding constraints initiated by the government. But even with the thoughts of violence and tragedy being put at rest, instead of uniting against a common enemy, the Cambodian’s of Southern California can be found scrambling for ways to find jobs regardless of the Bamboo Ceiling. The social divide can also be found in other minority groups across the planet. The tensions between Pakistanis’s and Indians since the creation of a Muslim Pakistan in 1947, resulting in the creation of the Pakistan Indian border. The complex rigidness of relations of Armenians and Anatolians stretching from as far back as the 3rd century A.D. The endless fighting of Palestinians and Israelites searching for a place to call home. The historical confrentations span in the masses, which each group fighting for the good of their perspective whilst labeling the bad in those who hold the same truths. Take African Americans for a chance. One of Europes cash cropping ingeniuses, the deportation of the African population was conducted in steps.


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