This week’s recommendation comes from:

Lindsay Clare Matsumura

Lindsay Clare Matsumura 

Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center
Professor, Learning Sciences and Policy Program, School of Education
Former Co-Director, Institute for Learning

Lindsay says, “I think that this clip is really powerful. Virginia says so many important things in a short space of time, and I think that can be educative for many of us in the field of education.”

Model Minority Myth

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

“Model minority may sound good, but it’s not. And that’s one of the reasons why we can deconstruct it, to think about the origins.” – Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, university administrator, a former elementary school teacher, and children’s book author, discusses the destructiveness of the “Model Minority” myth for APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) students. Loh-Hagan provides some historical context for this myth, explains how it upholds white supremacy, and shares some challenges that APIDA students face.