Is there really a second-generation Asian American culture? If so, I’m out of the loop, because I’m not really like my parents or other second-generation ABCs. What are the characteristics of its ethnogenesis?
My only impression of ABCs as a distinct group representative of second-generation Asian Americans is that they usually speak bad Chinese, except sometimes in California; act like honorary whites, except for all the exaggeratedly bad parts of Asian cultures; and watch Russell Peters on YouTube. What else? Is that enough to constitute a culture?
But certainly there are differences between the first and second generations. Is it solely a matter of impoverishment and unquestioned assimilation, because that’s what the first generation both wants and dislikes?