Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype, March 27

Join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a talk on,Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype, by Nicholas D. Hartlep, on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

The model minority stereotype is a form of racism that targets Asian/Americans, portraying them as consistently hard working and academically successful. Rooted partially in news media portrayal and popular press reinforcement, the model minority stereotype has tremendous societal, ethical, moral, and psychological implications. In his talk, editor Nicholas D. Hartlep will discuss Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype, an edited volume that highlights current research on the model minority stereotype and the implications it has on American culture and society, as well as the U.S. Asian/American population. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Hartlep will discuss why the stereotype is socio-politically volatile. This presentation will be nontraditional because the thoughts of various chapter contributors are audio-visually embedded within Dr. Hartlep’s talk.

Nicholas D. Hartlep, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at Illinois State University (Normal, IL). His three research foci are (a) the model minority stereotype of Asians, (b) teaching for transformation, and © critical race theory. His research has been published in Equity and Excellence in Education, Critical Questions in Education, Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He is the author of The Model Minority Stereotype: Demystifying Asian American Success (2013); editor of The Model Minority Stereotype Reader: Critical and Challenging Readings for the 21st Century (2014) and Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype (2015). His “Model Minority Stereotype Project" website lists over 500 references to model minority stereotype literature. He recently delivered a TEDx talk, "How to Talk Nasty About Asians Without Sounding Racist.”

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Have a good weekend and see you on Friday!