Inclusivity Beyond Numbers: Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islanders at CUNY
Date & Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Neo-assimilation theory suggests that cultural, economic, and social parity with native-born, White Americans results in successful immigrant assimilation into mainstream United States (Alba and Nee 2004; Bean and Stevens 2005). Yet, despite aggregate Asian Americans’ ascendance in socioeconomic status, they are still met with prejudice and discrimination based on their race. At the same time, mainstream understandings of race and racism do not include the Asian American experience. As such, Asian American elite professionals – physicians, professors, and attorneys – do not necessarily attribute race to their treatment because they have “made it” by all markers of success. However, despite achievement, race, foreignization, and presumed difference continue to control elite Asian American professionals’ interactions with colleagues, patients, students, and clients. These experiences further reify white/nonwhite boundaries between those who truly belong and those who do not.

Location Name
C201 (C-Level)
Session Type