Jewish and Korean Immigrants
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This paper compares and contrasts the immigrant experience of two groups of Americans the Jews and the Korean Americans. The first part of the paper focuses on the history of their arrival in the United States and the reasons for immigration. The second part of the paper compares the effects of immigration on the traditional structures of the Orthodox Jewish and Korean families. The next part studies the factors that have helped or hindered the process of acculturation for both groups. Through a comparison of the Jewish experience at the beginning of the 20th century and the emerging Korean American experience today, this paper thus contributes to the larger body of work regarding the acculturation of immigrants over generations across various ethnicities.
From the Paper:"Most Korean Americans trace their roots to the third wave of immigration, a period during which immigrants from Asia outnumbered European immigrants for the first time in American history. Most of the third wave immigrants from Korea arrived in large family groups. Majority of these immigrants settled in urban areas such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. Compared to other Asian immigrants, however, they are among the most dispersed ethnic group. Like the early Jewish immigrants, many Koreans set up businesses. In their version of New York's Lower East Side, 45,000 Korean immigrants settled in Koreatown, a 2-mile stretch along Los Angeles's Olympic Boulevard. The storefronts in this area used to be Jewish and Mexican-run businesses. At present, most of the stores and businesses along this area now have Korean letters on their signs."
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