Mon. May 10 @ 12:00pm
Co-hosted by the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the Asian American Center, and UNC Medical Center – Department of Pharmacy
In 1966, Asian Americans were labeled the “model minority”: law-abiding, economically successful, and assimilating. This image of Asian Americans has deep historical and policy roots. Today, the idea still strongly persists, furthering racial division and concealing the diverse backgrounds and needs of Asian Americans. Prof. Heidi Kim will outline the history of the term and how this damaging stereotype of Asian America has been maintained up to the present day. Drs. Suzanne Harris and Kamakshi Rao will join to discuss the impact of the model minority myth on Asian American health and share their own professional experiences. Participants are encouraged to engage in Q&A.