Defy an APA Stereotype Campaign

APASA had its first official public appearance at the Student Activities Fair this past Friday! At our booth, we asked students to write a sentence in response to an Asian-American stereotype that they have faced in their lives.

Here is what they came up with:

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What stereotypes or assumptions about your identity have you encountered before?

Even if you personally haven’t had an experience with stereotypes, the diversity of these statements show how harmful and misleading such generalizations can be. As the contributions of our peers show, there is much more to the individuals in the APA community than racial stereotypes suggest.

Thank you to those who shared their responses!  Through sharing these examples, we hope we can make a larger point about the casual assumptions that we not only encounter, but perhaps also find ourselves making about others on a daily basis.

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