A searching discussion about being Asian American at MIT
- May 24, 2021
- Claire Jean Kim, poli sci, MIT News, May 24, 2021
[Lily] Tsai also suggested that “racial triangulation theory,” developed by [Claire Jean] Kim, a [political science] professor at the University of California, Irvine, is a helpful framework for understanding how the dynamics of stereotyping can work. Among three groups — whites, Blacks, and Asian Americans — people may cast whites and Asian Americans as being successful, thus marginalizing Blacks; at the same time, people may view whites and Blacks as “insiders” in America, with Asian Americans being cast as “perpetual foreigners.”
For the full story, please visit https://news.mit.edu/2021/asian-american-mit-identity-0524.
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