May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In today’s episode, the hosts discuss the history of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) in America. They also talk about the model minority myth, creating division among underrepresented populations, and the social justice links between the AAPI and Black communities. In addition, they share some of the challenges faced by persons within the workplace, as well as CRETS on how organizations can better support AAPI employees.
This week on C-CRETS:
[7:10] Asian American and Pacific Islander history
[13:27] Stereotyping the AAPI community with the model minority myth
[16:17] The bamboo ceiling
[18:55] Solidarity between the black and AAPI communities
[24:42] Erasure, exclusion, or assimilation
[25:49] Increasing division between the races
[26:35] Decreased management and leadership opportunities
[27:17] The strain on mental health
[28:45] Receipts on AAPI professionals
[38:15] Four C-CRETS for AAPI employees
[43:22] C-CRETS on how organizations can support AAPI employees
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