Panethnicity

Panethnicity (n.): the grouping together of different ethnicities that are similar based on geographical origin, language, religion, etc. APIDA stands for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American. This umbrella term incorporates various ethnicities from East Asians and South Asians to Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders, making it a pan-ethnic classification. Examples of panethnicity include Asian American…

Dangers of the Model Minority Myth

Hard-working employees, law-abiding citizens, straight-A students. These labels have been plaguing the APIDA community since the end of World War II, when this community’s perceived universal prosperity was used to suppress other minority groups, especially Black Americans. The model minority concept delivers a disturbing message to minority groups in the U.S. as it attempts to…