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Teaching for Diversity Series 2011-2012

On May 3, 2012, we hosted a roundtable session, “Dispelling the Model Minority Myth: Asian American Integration and Exclusion.” Moderator: Dr. Huining Ouyang; Panelists: Drs. Jinxing Chen‎, Binbin Fu‎, Sayeeda Mamoon, Phillip Yang, Maria Yelle. From both professional and personal perspectives, our stories interrogated the model minority myth and revealed the dissonances within the American national narrative of immigrant integration and belonging. 

On Oct. 25, 2011, CME coordinated a brownbag event showcasing Edgewood faculty research on issues of race and ethnicity in the U.S. from multiple disciplinary viewpoints.  Dr. Amy Gannon (Business), Drs. Julie Whitaker (Social Science) and Mary Elizabeth Bathum (Nursing), and Dr. Binbin Fu (Integrative Studies) shared their respective research projects: “On Becoming an Entrepreneur: Exploring How African American Business Owners Construct Their Identities”; “Transforming Students’ Framework on Mexican Immigration”; and “A Penile Entrapment: Racial Pathology in Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings.” The event was well attended by faculty and staff and well received by all.