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Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Why the Model Minority is a Myth: Debunking Stereotypes of Asian American Students by Jennifer Ho, PhD

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Jennifer Ho Asian Americans are often believed to be studious, successful, smart, good in science and math- a model minority who excel in education. However, this portrait of perfection is a stereotype, one that despite its positive overtones has damaging ramifications for Asian Americans and other students of color. The model minority myth pits students of color against each other and ignores the reality of systemic racism that Asian American students continue to encounter in and out of academia. We will discuss just why the model minority is a myth, other problematic stereotypes of Asian American students, and how to address these for Asian American students (undergraduate and graduate alike) at UNC.

 

Fall 2017 Speaker Series
Why the Model Minority is a Myth: Debunking Stereotypes of Asian American Students
Wilson Library || Sept. 26 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pleasants Family Assembly Room

For more information, please visit http://graddiversity.web.unc.edu

 

 

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