Asian American is Not a Color: Talking Race with My Daughter

Mar 8, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

A mother and race scholar seeks to answer her daughter’s questions about race and racism with an earnest exploration into race relations and affirmative action from the perspectives of Asian Americans. Before being struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, affirmative action was one of the few remaining policy tools to address racial inequalities, revealing peculiar contours of racism and anti-racist strategies in America. With sincerity and insightful study, Poon combines extensive research with personal narratives to reflect on her daughter's question: What does it mean to be Asian American?

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Marisa Perez-Diaz

Texas State Board of Education

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OiYan Poon

College Admissions Futures Co-Laborative

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