ouch.... that sucked...... I guess bigger cities have their disadvantages.... :p
yeah, 2nd gen kids usually don't get along with 1st gen kids, but it shouldn't be until like high school. Since high school is 1 big social circle, and your future pretty much is depended on who you hang out with during that time.
I am 1st gen kid but I'm fine with 2nd gen kids, I guess my parents were pretty liberal and open for a Chinese family.
Yeah it takes a lot of efforts on the parents's part. My mom had to go take classes on how to raise a kid since my oldest sis didn't turn out quite so well.....(looking far away).
It's true that the disparity grows in highschool. Also, if you've been in a western country (canada, US, britain, etc.) since you were kid, then you're technically 1.5 gen (which is me). 1.5 gens can go either way; they are either more like true first gens (ie. immigrating while being a teenager or later) or 2nd gens.
The parenting thing can have a big impact, since the differing views between the western society and your parent's can really affect how you'll be treated. 1st gen parents are pretty strict in terms of academics and behaviour compared to western parents, so the kids can get really frustrated with the unfairness.
It was also pretty bad for my bro, too. It took some real drastic events for my parents to start thinking like westerners and be more flexible and accepting.