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The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origin of the Model Minority

In conjunction with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at IU Bloomington through April, Wu will present a public talk about her book "The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origin of the Model Minority."

Chinese immigrants to the U.S. were marginalized and vilified for nearly a century. Japanese Americans were herded into internment camps at the outbreak of World War II. But today Asian Americans are seen as the model minority: smart, responsible and hard-working.

What changed? Ellen Wu, assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, explains the remarkable transformation in her new book "The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origin of the Model Minority."

Telling "the success story of a success story," Wu shows how the rise of racial liberalism combined with war-time and Cold War politics and international relations to create a new stereotype of Asian Americans as people who value family and education and strive to succeed in the U.S.

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society is sponsoring the talk.

Start
Friday April 25, 2014 02:00 PM
End
Friday April 25, 2014 04:00 PM
Location
Schuessler Institute for Social Research, 1022 E. Third St., Bloomington
Website
http://www.indiana.edu/~dema/news/items/wu_book.shtml
Contact Email
crres@indiana.edu
More Contact Info
(812) 855-8016
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