The Model Minority Myth: How Anti-Asian Racism Persists in Tech – Recording
About the Discussion
On Thursday, April 8th, from 12-1 pm, we had a conversation about the origin of the Model Minority Myth, how anti-Asian racism manifests in the tech industry, and what we can do about it. The conversation was moderated by Catherine Bracy, CEO & Co-Founder of TechEquity Collaborative. Big thanks to our panelists:
- Timmy Lu, Executive Director of AAPIs for Civic Empowerment & AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund
- Alexander Cho, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor for the Department of Asian American Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara
- Ivy Teng Lei, Head of Growth at Exygy
Looking for more information about the Model Minority myth and how anti-Asian racism shows up in tech and the workplace? Check out a few of these resources mentioned in the conversation:
- Ivy Teng Lei’s blog post called Dear America: We Are Not Your Model Minority
- The inception of the Model Minority myth, coined by UC Berkeley professor William Petersen
- An announcement from Kaiser committing $4.5M to fight xenophobia
- A study that found faculty members more likely to respond to inquiries from prospective graduate students who are white males
- Donate directly to AAPI FORCE to sustain their vital work
Thank you to our partner Blend for sponsoring this event.
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