Immigration Scholarship: History, Trends and Development in Global Immigration



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Date of Submission

May 2022


Spring 2022



Professor Name

Sabnam Ghosh


Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an increase in discrimination and prejudice against the cultures and identities of Asian Americans. The United States has a long history of discrimination against Asian American immigrants predating the Civil War, from People vs. Hall to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The modern-day effects have even spread to social media, as shown in an article consisting of a group study of 274 Americans. This paper seeks to uncover the causes and effects of the rise in discrimination against Asian Americans that affects their culture, identity, and diaspora. The paper also hypothesizes that this spike in discrimination has affected Asian Americans in every aspect of life. When researching this topic, historical trends of discrimination against Asian Americans provided a useful base to compare the current evens. The research consisted of scholarly sources and popular sources, with all being split up into three different subtopics. This was achieved by using the Kennesaw State University library for scholarly sources and google for popular sources. The wide range of sources used allowed for many different perspectives and viewpoints to be taken into consideration when making the hypothesis.


COVID 19, pandemic, discrimination, Asian American


Asian America


Asian Studies | Politics and Social Change | Social Justice

The Rise of Asian American Discrimination During the COVID 19 Pandemic