Rihanna, America in Song

Rihanna has recently released a new music video to her new single, “American Oxygen.” She sings about the American dream and how through hard work one could achieve success and become prosperous. Through her song she even relates her own career experiences, singing, “Young girl hustlin’ on the other side of the ocean. You can be anything at all in America, America.”

Asian American young women and suicide

According to a 2007 CNN article by Elizabeth Cohen, Asian American (AA) women have the highest suicidal rates for females aged 15-24. Below are several factors that Cohen discusses.  I added my own commentary when relevant. 1) AA immigrant parents set high academic and career expectations for their children + the “model minority” myth. When…