Conference

One Size Fits Not: Asian American/Pacific Islander as a Category

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  • Robert Brako (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This session will explore the differences within the Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic group and the problems associated with using one category for a diverse group of peoples. A brief history of persons of Asian descent will be presented as relevant to addressing modern problems. Misconceptions regarding the “model minority” label and issues of financial aid programs for different Asian American ethnic groups will be addressed. The session will also include a dialogue focusing on rational policies that, if effected, could provide aid to specific Asian American ethnic groups.

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02 Mar 2007
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