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:
When is it ok to believe a stereotype about my urban kids?
Why do people perceive Asians as being smart? Am I racist if I think all Asians are typically smart?
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