On Friday, March 4, 2016, we heard from Dr. Lingchei ‘Letty’ Chen, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Language and Literature. We had an informal discussion led by Dr. Chen where she outlined some of the challenges she sees involving Asians and Asian-Americans in society. Some major points made were:
The Model Minority, the American Dream, and the Asian Diaspora
Eight Microaggressions Asian Americans Face (4)
(this is not meant to be an exhaustive list, as there are many more!)
(1) "The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority" by Ellen S. Wu
(2) "Will the Model Minority Please Identify Itself? The American Identity and Its Discontents” - Ruth Hsu
(3) “Theorizing Diaspora” - Jana Evans Braziel and Anita Mannur
(4) “Racial Microaggressions and the Asian American Experience.” – Derald Wing Sue
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