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Book Discussion: Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype

  • Pho Dakao 101 Concord Street Framingham, MA, 01702 United States (map)

"This book set in motion much-needed interest in the model minority myth as a topic vital to understanding the educational achievement of Asian American youth. In this update to her groundbreaking work, Stacey Lee explores the continuing significance of the model minority stereotype in the wake of legislation that has dramatically altered the landscape of education. In an expanded introduction and conclusion, Lee looks at recent research to uncover the ways in which the larger structures of race and class play out in the lives of Asian American high school students. The text presents the experiences of these students in their own words, providing a uniquely authentic inside perspective on identity and interethnic relations in an American community. This second edition is essential reading for anyone interested in Asian American youth and their experience in U.S. schools."

Join us to discuss this book. We will meet at Pho Dakao in Framingham. Come prepared to order at least one thing. Some of us will be eating dinner during the discussion.

Let's share what stood out for us...what challenged us, what we learned, favorite passage, and more. Come with a question you have for others about the book.

- Parking (free) is available on the street and in a lot behind the restaurant. Let us know your needs so we can help make the event accessible for you. Meeting location suggestions welcome.

Our book discussions so far:
- "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
- "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color" by Andrea J. Ritchie
- "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
- "You Have the Right to Remain Innocent" by James Duane
- "Neither Wolf Nor Dog, On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder" by Kent Nerburn
For Feb.:
"White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class" by Nancy Isenberg
"On the Other Side of Freedom, The Case for Hope" by DeRay Mckesson
"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo, PhD.

This group is a part of Boston Knapsack Anti-Racism Group.

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