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Asian American Representation: Under, Over, and In Between

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  • Janelle Seward (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The three main topics in this discussion will address: Who is Asian? Who are Asians in the public arena including sports, political, and state leadership positions? And, are Asians overrepresented, but underappreciated? An examination of the different types of Asians, including the Far East, Middle East, Indian, and former Soviet nations, and Asians in leadership roles will be highlighted. The discussion will link their role to the common Asian technological products used in the United States, such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, and Samsung. Are Asian products more favored than people? Are Asians underrepresented but over appreciated in our society? Does the model minority myth have relevance?

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02 Mar 2006
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