What Is the Model Minority Myth?
The myth of the “model minority” is pervasive. It does real damage. And Asian American students aren’t the only ones it harms. When I was halfway through the 11th grade, my pre-calculus teacher pulled me out into the hallway. He wanted to talk about my latest test. “You can…Keep reading
AAPI TikTok creators share their journeys balancing Asian and American identities
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, many influencers are using social media to discuss their identities. Hear from some AAPI TikTok creators about how they are balancing their Asian backgrounds and American identities. Watch the video here.Keep reading
18 Book Recommendations Celebrating AAPI Month
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and in recognition of the countless creative achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Cut surveyed some of our favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander American writers on their favorite works by fellow AAPI authors. Add them to your independent-bookstore cart or…Keep reading
Zayira Ray Enjoys Telling Unique AAPI Stories with Her Photos
“It is more important than ever for Asian-Americans to be seen,” opines Indian-American Zayira Ray about the increasing marginalization of her broader community in recent times. Using photography and visual arts talent, she creates unique photo projects. With a common theme underlying most of them, she tells us more…Keep reading
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with the stories of student-athletes
Six college athletes discuss their Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds During May, the NCAA is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by recognizing student-athletes of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. A resource guide (PDF) for member schools and conferences comes from the NCAA office of inclusion and…Keep reading
Tired of being ‘fetishized and invisible,’ Asian artists are changing the narrative
In much of Western art, Asian women have often appeared as one-dimensional characters — sometimes seen as meek and docile, and at other times hypersexualized and exoticized. But such portrayals fail to show individuals coming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds, their identities rooted in distinctly different countries and…Keep reading
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