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APIA Meet the Author Series Rosalind Chao, Talk & Book Signing on Thu.11.12.09 The Myth of the Model Minority

When: 11/12/2009
6:30 PM
Where: 7007 SW Freeway
Houston, Pappas BBQ  77074
Contact: Debbie Chen
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APIA Meet the Author Series
Rosalind Chao, Talk & Book Signing on Thu.11.12.09
The Myth of the Model Minority

Houston, TX, November 5, 2009: Please join OCA-Greater Houston Chapter (OCA-GH) and the Chinese Professional Club (CPC) at a co-sponsored dinner, talk & book signing with Rosalind Chao, co-author of The Myth of the Model Minorit. In this groundbreaking work, sociologists Rosalind Chou and Joe Feagin examine, for the first time in depth, racial stereotyping and discrimination daily faced by Asian Americans long viewed by whites as the model minority. Drawing on more than 40 field interviews across the country, they examine the everyday lives of Asian Americans in numerous different national origin groups. The authors explore numerous instances of discrimination faced by Asian Americans in a variety of settings, from elementary schools to college settings, to employment, to restaurants and other public accommodations. 
Come renew your membership and enjoy a fascinating conversation with author Rosalind Chao. This event is a part of our continuing APIA Meet the Author Series.
Date:Thursday, November 12, 2009 
Time:6:30 PM  8:30 PM
Cost:Free and open to the public
limited books available for purchase $20
(order your own food and drinks)
Location:Pappas BBQ (59s between Bellaire & Hilcroft), 
7007 SW Freeway, Houston, TX 77074; 713.524.8597

For more info or to RSVP, please contact (713.446.8430) 

About the Author:

Rosalind S. Chou grew up in Florida, where her parents immigrated from Taiwan in the early 1970s. She attended Florida State University earning a bachelor's degree in sociology. She spent six years working for Eckerd Youth Alternatives at Camp E-Nini-Hassee, a non-profit therapeutic wilderness camp for at-risk girls, before moving to Texas in 2005 for graduate school at Texas A&M University and to play rugby for the Austin Valkyries. She is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis on race and ethnicity. Other areas of research include gender and sexuality. 

Book Reviews:

Most Americans believe Asian Americans are content, do not suffer from discrimination, and are all in the path to whiteness. Chou and Feagin document convincingly with interview data that they are not content, suffer from discrimination, and are, for the most part, regarded as perpetual foreigners. Bravo to the authors for bringing to the fore the racial oppression endured by Asian Americans! --Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University

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