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A man walks into Footaction to browse the wide selection of shoes and apparel that the store has to offer As he comes across a pair of shoes that have some Chinese writing on it he automatically turns around and asks Chris an Asian sales associate at Footaction what it says Chris who is not of Chinese decent tells him that he does not know The customer says Well arent you Chinese Chris replies No Im not I am Vietnamese Vietnamese Chinese they are all the same the man remarks Chris gives the ignorant customer a dirty look as he walks out of the store Chris and many other Vietnamese people experience this feeling of disrespect everyday People tend to think that all Asians are Chinese when in actuality there are many other Oriental races out there other than Chinese such as VietnameseVietnamese people have a vast and diverse culture that often gets overlooked and misinterpreted People automatically label Vietnamese people with false misconceptions of their culture because of what people assume is true The assumptions normally thought of by the majority of American citizens is probably seventy-five percent false because of what is depicted of Vietnamese people by movies sitcoms and comedians Generally assumptions are made because people do not understand the culture Therefore they generalize it with what they see on television or what they hear from friendsMany people believe if a person is Vietnamese then they either own a convenient store a nail shop or a restaurant Although these statements may be true the assumption that all Vietnamese people must own some sort of store is strongly a misconception In todays technological boom many Vietnamese people are involved into such areas as computer science engineering and computer programming Not only are Vietnamese people getting into the technology field but some are even involved in politics such as the recent city council candidate Gordon Quan in the city of Houston Texas Vietnamese
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