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Ronald Takaki Discusses the Asian American Experience.

Ronald Takaki. He's the grandson of Japanese immigrants and a professor of Ethnic Studies at Berkeley. His book, Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, tells the diverse stories of Asian immigrants who have come to the United States during the past century and a half. Takaki relates the personal testimonies of new immigrants and their American-born children. He also explores issues such as the resurgence of racism Asian-American students have experienced in campuses across the country, and the "glass ceiling" that keeps Asian-American engineers from advancing into management positions. (Interview with Sedge Thomson)

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Other segments from the episode on August 24, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 24, 1989: Interview with Terry Williams; Review of The Beastie Boys, Queen Latifah, and 2 Live Crew albums; Interview with Ronald Takaki; Review of the film "The…

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