How can racial and ethnic stereotypes impact the identity of those on the receiving end of those stereotypes?

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How does American Born Chinese attempt to answer these questions about identity possession for the adolescent first and/or second generation immigrant? Some of the issues surrounding identity formation and immigration that you might explore in relation to characters in American Born Chinese include the following:

How can racial and ethnic stereotypes impact the identity of those on the receiving end of those stereotypes?

How can the historical reality of a particular race in a culture impact the identity of people of that race?

How might the treatment of immigrants in their adopted country impact the identity of these immigrants?

What impact do the changes experienced during adolescence have on identity?

What impacts might internalized racism have on a person’s identity?

How might self-hatred due to any or all of the above impact one’s identity?