Can stereotypes ever be good?
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Sheila Marie Orfano and Densho |
• December 2021
In 2007, researchers surveyed 180 teachers to understand if they held stereotypes about their students. The most commonly held opinion was that Asian students were significantly more industrious, intelligent, and gentle. This might seem like a good thing, but treating this stereotype as reality can cause a surprising amount of harm. Densho and Sheila Marie Orfano dig into the model minority myth. [Directed by Léon Moh-Cah, narrated by Pen-Pen Chen, music by Stephen LaRosa].