Category Archives: Race & Ethnicity

Why Asian Americans hate hearing “Where are you from?”

This has been a good week for sometimes contentious but bracing conversations on Facebook. The latest one started when I posted a link to an excellent Forbes article by Ruchika Tulshyan titled “‘Where Are You From?’ And Other Big Networking Racial Faux Pas” The article raises the oft-aired complaint by Asian Americans that asking “Where […]

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Asian-Americans and the ‘model minority’ myth

Source: The Korean Herald – http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140126000336 Previews of Amy Chua’s forthcoming book, “The Triple Package” (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian-Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post’s report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was identifying eight superior “cultural” groups in the United States: Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Iranian, […]

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The Model Minority Myth: What 50 Years of Research Does and Does Not Tell Us

Source: http://diverseeducation.com/article/52979/   The Model Minority Myth: What 50 Years of Research Does and Does Not Tell Us by Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep Nicholas Hartlep It is little wonder why Asian-Americans are perceived by the wider higher education community to be paragons of scholarly success, despite their treatment by the U.S. government, historically, as political pariahs […]

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Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What

Enlarge image A submission to the Race Card Project, which asks people to describe their experience with race in six words.     Cliff Owen/AP This month NPR begins a series of occasional conversations about The Race Card Project, where people can submit their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Thousands of people […]

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Chinese American Women: A History of Resilience and Resistance

This exhibit explores the lives of Chinese American women during their first one hundred years in the United States. It portrays a hidden history of strength, innovation, and resilience. American history has often overlooked early Chinese immigrants, leaving their lives unrecorded. Chinese American women, in particular, have often been forgotten in the history of migrations, […]

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Japanese American Living Legacy

For those of you on Facebook I found a very interesting page. They also have a website at http://www.jalivinglegacy.org Japanese American Living Legacy? About Japanese American Living Legacy is a nonprofit organization based out of California State University, Fullerton. All of the board of directors, staff and advisors are volunteers. Mission Japanese American Living Legacy is […]

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