Episode 17: Stereotypes Oh My!

This episode is called “Stereotypes: oh, my!”


This is our second episode in which we respond to listener questions. Out of the dozens of questions we received, three in particular rose to the top of the pile:


  1. When is it ok to believe a stereotype about my urban kids?

  2. Why do people perceive Asians as being smart?  Am I racist if I think all Asians are typically smart?

  3. Should I use pop culture in a classroom?  How can I use it in the right way?

Books and resources mentioned in this episode:

The Asian American Achievement Paradox by Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou https://www.russellsage.org/asian-american-achievement-paradox

 Ted Talk: The Danger of a SIngle Story, Chimamanda Adiche