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Busting the Model Minority Myth of Asian Americans

Over the years, many Americans have succumbed to the model minority myth, which describes Asian Americans as the "ideal" racial minority: They work hard, do well in school, and go on to have successful careers. These stereotypes — though ostensibly positive-sounding — ultimately do more harm than good. Because of the model minority myth, Asian Americans often receive less aid and support throughout their lives, particularly in their academic and professional endeavors. This myth also overlooks the fact that Asian Americans are a diverse group of people, with unique cultures, backgrounds, and aspirations. Busting the model minority stereotype is necessary for ensuring diversity and racial equity in higher education. In this article, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) specialist Farzana Nayani speaks on the persistence of this racist myth and the steps society must take to dismantle it.

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

"A Guide for Minorities in STEM: Increasing Workplace Diversity"

"A Guide for Minorities in STEM: Increasing Workplace Diversity" was published in March 2020 by Master's in Data Science. The resource covers the importance of STEM programs being more inclusive to minorities, and ways this can be achieved. The guide also provides resources for minority college students in STEM programs, along with scholarships for women, African American, American Indian, and Hispanic STEM students. I believe it would be a great additional tool for women and other minority students to refer back to in order to further their STEM education and careers.

Anti-Racism Resource Packet: Reflections, Readings, Groups Exercises and Resources for Intentional Communities


This packet is a chapter from the forthcoming book project, Recipes for the Beloved Community, spearheaded by Carolyn Griffeth and Jenny Truax. The exercises and resources in this packet were written and compiled by Jenny Truax unless otherwise noted. Many of them are adapted from the excellent “Dismantling Racism” workbook published by the Western States Center to more easily apply to intentional communities. The aftermath of Mike Brown and Ferguson provides a very teachable moment on the subjects of white privilege and structural racism. Following the shooting of Mike Brown and Ferguson, the St. Louis Catholic Worker hosted three weekly Anti-Racist Workshops for white people utilizing this material, and adding new readings and reflections as they came out. We are now starting to facilitate individual anti-racist discussions among neighbors, friends, and fellow employees, using these resources. We have been asked by African American-led organizations to talk to other white people about racism (our Catholic Worker community is 100% white.) St. Louis, like most places, is highly segregated, and we hope to help white people to better understand their fear, to grow more aware of their privilege, and to move to action for change. We hope you can use this as a resource to host your own Anti-Racist discussions in your community, whether it is a “Racism 101 for White People,” a “Racism and Structural Injustice,” or an ongoing discussion group focused on race and racism. Some folks are calling this our “Montgomery Moment”. Let's hope and pray we can live up to the dream this name implies.

Promising Practices

124 articles highlight practices that show promise for increasing the success of individuals with disabilities.

Leveraging University Diversity to Reach Potential Immigrant Farmers

As new residents of the U.S., immigrants may have inadequate access to organizations that provide free technical support. These underrepresented populations may rely more on personal relationships for information. An Extension meeting was developed and implemented between two Extension specialists and nine immigrant community members interested in U.S. agriculture. The bridge between these two diverse groups was an international graduate student who had developed a relationship with the participants and had a similar cultural background. Following the meeting and Extension presentation, guidelines were identified that may prove useful to others wishing to implement this concept. Journal of Extension August 2012 // Volume 50 // Number 4 // Ideas at Work // v50-4iw1

Assessing Strengths and Opportunities of a Cultural Community

International Extension Curriculum: Strengthening Extension's Capacity for International Engagement

The Asian American Experience on College Campuses

On the whole, Asian American students succeed academically, outperforming all other students on the SAT and ACT and graduating from college at the highest rate of all racial and ethnic groups tracked. That statistical success can disguise the diversity of Asian American experiences within higher education. Asian American students come from many ethnic groups, with wide variation in culture and socioeconomic status. While nearly three quarters of Korean Americans aged 18-24 are enrolled in college, less than half of Filipino Americans in that age range attend college. Academic wins can also obscure the mental health issues many Asian American students experience. Good grades don't send the same warning signals as cutting classes. In addition to familial pressure to succeed and societal pressure to fit a "model minority" stereotype, Asian American students face discrimination and the threat of violent hate crimes.

Program Planning Strategies for Working with Diverse Audiences

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Program Planning Strategies for Working with Diverse Audiences Lisa A. Guion, University of Florida, Wallace Goddard, University of Arkansas, Gae Broadwater, Kentucky State University, Robin Roper, North Carolina State University, Carolyn Perkins, Prairie View Texas A&M University This hands-on, interactive pre-conference training will provide participants with information, strategies and tools to better design and implement programs to reach diverse and/or multi-need audiences. Through involvement in discussion, role-play, case studies or other innovative methods, participants will become more knowledgeable and skilled in recruiting diverse program participants, designing culturally relevant programs and gaining community support for program implementation.

Tips for Designing Publications for Underrepresented Audiences

The article presents a number of practical tips on designing publications for underrepresented and non-traditional audiences. The process of designing an effective publication requires the incorporation of cultural preferences of the target audience. Incorporating design principles that consider culture in the areas of formatting written content and selecting images, graphics, and pictures that are representative of the target audience are important. Other tips, such as using local resources to ensure the product is a quality publication that incorporates language and images reflective of the intended audience, are also useful.

Top 10 ways to engage diverse communities

What does it take to build relationships with diverse audiences? I have thought a lot about this question in my work with University of Minnesota Extension.

Working with low-resource and culturally diverse audiences

A growing challenge for family educators is effectively providing family education for low-resource and culturally diverse audiences. These audiences have not been served well in the past, and family educators need to find more appropriate ways of providing programming for these populations. This paper provides family educators with strategies for learning about and partnering with low-resource and culturally diverse audiences. Ways to provide relationship and marriage education with these audiences are also provided.

The Demography of Inequality in the United States


PRB's Population Bulletin, "The Demography of Inequality in the United States," investigates the intersection between demography and inequality in the United States, with a focus on regional patterns and differences by age, race/ethnicity, gender, and family structure.

Food Safety Education Brochures in Spanish

Don’t Wing It Spanish Brochures Available Our popular Don’t Wing It! brochures are now available in Spanish: No Se Arriesgue! brochures for parents and seniors are ready to download from our website now! Check out all Don’t Wing It materials, and see other items we offer en español.

45 Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

While many college campuses have made strides to better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students, they often face unique challenges in their personal lives and academia; funding shouldn’t be one of them. Scholarships aim to broaden opportunities and make the college transition a successful experience, but with millions of options out there, how do students find the right fit? To help simplify the hunt, we’ve compiled an extensive list of LGBTQ scholarships created specifically for identifying and ally students.

YC teen website

YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people's lives. Some stories include lesson plans that can be used in formal and informal educational settings.

45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

This website shares 45+ college scholarships for minority students published by Purdue Global. This resource shares more than 45 financial aid scholarships for future and current students, as well as graduate students, to supplement the cost of their education or professional development endeavors. The page outlines information on where to find scholarships and grants, as well as organizes opportunities dedicated to specific demographics, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx students, and several others. The featured scholarships are current and provided by trusted organizations. We constantly update the page to ensure students can apply to the most accurate opportunities available.

Guide to Supporting STEM Education for Students With Disabilities

This guide covers how to identify barriers to STEM, modify STEM activities for students with disabilities and encourage STEM education at home. With support and cultivation of interest from a young age, people with disabilities may be able to benefit from a more fair footing in terms of pursuing a STEM career.