Journal Article — Banana or Bridge? How Capitalism Impacts My Racial Identity — by YuhTyng Tsuei




In this paper I will try to answer the questions: Why have I not embraced my Chinese heritage and chosen to have a Caucasian racial identity, even though I am of 100% Chinese blood and descent? Why am I more comfortable befriending people of another race than those of my own?

In order to answer these questions, I will explore issues of race and racism, status groups, exhibitions of deviance, and how the capitalist world-system has affected my unconscious choice of adopting a Caucasian racial identity.

Recommended Citation

Tsuei, YuhTyng. 2002. “Banana or Bridge? How Capitalism Impacts My Racial Identity.” Pp. 62-73 in Student Life Courses & Social Policies (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume I, Issue 1, 2002.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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