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Wus View on Diversity Frank Wu is an Asian-American student attending graduate school at the university of Michigan This country is still weary of people who look or talk in a different way than the norm Although Wu has lived his whole life in the USA many people cannot believe that he is truly American they feel that he must simply be a foreigner seeking a better education in the US The United States is often referred to as the great melting pot This particular expression refers to the many different cultures that merge together to form America Wu does not feel that this is an accurate depiction of life in the US Frank Wu feels that Americans can be very unaccepting of people in their country whether they mean to be disrespectful or not Wu demonstrates that people sometimes have the best of intentions but they are thinking with a narrow mind Sometimes strangers compliment me on my EnglishWu 81 This illustrates how people can mean well and yet be offensive Wu receives these compliments despite being born and raised as an American Frank Wu also addresses the many stereotypes that Americans feel about certain ethnic groups For example many Americans are under the impression that all oriental people are geniuses when it comes to mathWu states that these stereotypes hurt both the people who believe them and the people whom they are about Wu says that the white kids become resentful against these whiz kids and that the average oriental student can never live up to the high standards created by these false stereotypesWu81 There are other issues besides simple name calling and childish games It seems that oriental Americans are in a no win situation If these people try to merge with the other American people then they lose some of their heritage Wu states that some Orientals
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