SUMMARY: A one-hour lecture on the history of discrimination against Asian people in America and how the model minority myth still exists and is used as a wedge between the Asian and Black communities. The lecture is followed by a 40 presentation with four therapists that address common mental issues in the Asian American communities.
KEY QUOTE: “Asian Americans experience a nagging sense that other Americans do not consider them to be real Americans – that we remain foreigners that don’t really belong here…We are stereotyped as foreigners, as nerds, as those lacking personality, unable to speak English and good at only math and the violin. We are depicted in media outlets and the entertainment industry as sneaky, bucktoothed and slant eyed outsiders. And we are frequently confronted with insulting comments that are meant to underscore our otherness or not belonging here.”
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Dating back to the 1800’s with the Chinese Exclusion Act to the Immigration Act of 1927 to putting Japanese into interment camps during World War II to the current wave of of violence against Asians in the 2000’s there have been countless waves of anti-Asian laws and sentiment in the United States. Asian American Christian Collaborative president Raymond Chang says Christians and the church must speak up and declare that Asian Lives Matter.Read more
A wide ranging discussion with leaders in Black and Asian communities that touches on the anti-Asian racism statement, the model minority myth, the weaponization of white supremacy and how Asian and Black communities have been racist against each other and how the two communities need to unite.Read more