Internalized Racism

Internalized racism (n.): the internalization, by racially oppressed groups, of the negative stereotypes and beliefs about themselves Unlike racism, internalized racism is a much more subtle and complex phenomenon that doesn’t stem from one’s conscious mind or deliberate ignorance. Internalized racism is a result of all of the racial inequalities ingrained within our society. It’s…

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism (n.): the coexistence of distinct, diverse cultures within a society.  A word that can encompass various definitions, the above definition only provides a broad, basic perspective that speaks little about individual experiences. For many in the APIDA community, this means navigating a hyphenated label (such as Vietnamese-American, Indian-American, etc.) that “defines” who we are.…