Critical Issues Facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Organizations and Society

Ng, Eddy, Shen, Winny, Lewis, Alexander, and Bonner, Robert (2024) Critical Issues Facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Organizations and Society. American Behavioral Scientist. (In Press)

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The discussion of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the context of the West is uniquely complex. AAPIs are often held up as “model minorities,” resulting in exclusion from many equity conversations. The lack of attention focusing on the experiences of AAPI communities in organizations and society suggests a need for us to remedy this. In this special issue, we curated a collection of eight papers that tackle a broad range of issues that advance conversations of AAPI communities and diasporas. We contend that it may be particularly beneficial to take a critical perspective (using Asian Critical Theory or AsianCrit) to bring to light and challenge systemic issues faced by AAPI communities in Western workplaces and societies. We also call for a post-model minority narrative, which has the potential to mitigate the adverse impacts that the notion of a model minority has on both intragroup and intergroup relations and well-being.

Item ID: 82296
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-3381
Copyright Information: © 2024 SAGE Publications. CC BY-NC
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2024 01:59
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