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Paraphrasing with “Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority”

Paraphrase the following quotes from Ronald Takaki’s essay. (Re-write them in your own words).

A) “For all their hard work and long hours, most Korean shopkeepers do not actually earn very much: $17, 000.00 to $35, 000.00 a year, usually representing the income from the labor of an entire family.”

B) “Most Asian Americans know their ‘success’ is largely a myth.”

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  1. Jenella

    A. For majority groups of Korean shopkeepers in America, they don’t earn a reasonable income throughout the whole year, which only $17,000. 00 to $35,000.00. Even though they work hard and work for long hours, the entire family being in labor were making the same amount for their annual income.

    B. As immigrant groups, Asian American face a lot of life barriers such as different languages and different cultural, and it’s hard to achieve the goal to maintain such the label of “successes”, which they believe their “successes” is largely a myth.

  2. ahmad wais nejati

    A) Majority of Korean shopkeepers make minimum wage and most of the time the entire family being in labor make the same amount and shopkeepers work hard for long hours and they still don’t earn as much money,.

    B) Asian Americans have a sense that the stereotype of them being successful came from people telling stories of achieve high in education and high paying jobs and Success’ is largely a myth well known to most Asian Americans.

  3. cristopher

    B) asian americans get commented a lot for being smart they tell stories about them succeeding and geting good education in life

  4. VI TRAN

    A) Although they work for long hours, most Korean shopkeepers only earn around $17000 to $35000 a year and this is the income from the labor of an entire family.

    B) Asian American have been through a lot of struggle of life, education, family foundation. Day by day, a lot of Asian American had success and known at their ‘success’ is largely a myth.

  5. lupitasantillano

    A) “Korean Workers work much, but don’t earn much as how society think they earn. Others earn the some with less family members but Koreans work more hours more family members they earn the some income.”

    B) “The ‘success’ of most Asian Americans is a myth. Some Asian Americans don’t have education, and they keep themselves trapped in hard job making a low income.”

  6. Anonymous

    A) Korean shopkeepers work hard for long hours and they still don’t earn as much money, they are receiving minimum wage and the family in labor make the same amount as them.

    B) Asian American have the feeling that the stereotype of them being successful and hard working is a myth that came from people telling stories of achieving high in education and high paid jobs.

    Emmal A.

  7. Omar

    A- Korean shopkeepers, despite the hard work and long hours they put into their jobs, do not earn very much. They make about 17,000.00 to 35,000.00 a year, but this number usually represents the annual income of the whole family.

    B- The majority of Asian Americans are a aware that their “success” is a myth.

  8. Desirae Velasquez

    A) Majority of Korean shop keepers does not make a reasonable income through out the year while working as a shop keeper. Some don’t become a shop keeper some go their own way become who they want to be.
    Most Koreans family’s have several family’s under one roof an all the income that comes in goes right to living cost.

    B) Most Asian American already live life with a struggle depending on how the family foundation is. They have to maintain this image that has already been put out there.

  9. Marisela

    A. Most Korean shop keepers don’t earn a lot of money in a year for lack of responsibility from the people who they work for. Working long hours and work hard and the money they win all year is the labor of the entire family is a little bit depending on how many people live in the home.

    B. Most Asian American know that the myth of being a success is not true at all and know that it may be hard for them to reach to that level of not being a myth anymore.

    -Marisela

  10. DINGKANG HUANG

    A) “Most Korean do not get very high salary:$17,000 to $35,000 a year, which is the total income for the labor of a whole family although they all work hard and work very long time.”

    B)”‘Success’ is largely a myth well known to most Asian Americans.”

  11. cristopher contreras

    Korean people don’t make a lot of money ftheir entire family make between $17.000 to $35.000 a year from labor

  12. Xavier Salazar

    A) Majority of Korean shopkeepers make minimum wage and most of the time an entire family being in labor make the same amount.

    B) Asian Americans have a sense that the stereotype of them being successful came from people telling stories of achieve high in education and high paying jobs.

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