Health professionals who care for children will find a thoughtful and hands-on resource to address racism and race-related issues in their practices in this essay collection. Leading experts from across disciplines frame the issues and provide practical information on prevention, intervention, and anticipatory guidance. Each chapter is grounded in the recommendations outlined in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.” The AAP is committed to reducing the ongoing costs and burden of racism to children, the health care system, and society—this book is an important contribution to that effort and ongoing conversation. Available for purchase at https://www.aap.org/Untangling-the-Thread-of-Racism-A-Primer-for-Pediatric-Health-Professionals-Paperback
Y. Joel Wong, PhD, Jonathan Kang, MS, "The Model Minority Myth", Untangling the Thread of Racism: A Primer for Pediatric Health Professionals, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAP, Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP, Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
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The model minority myth (MMM) is a cluster of oppressive ideologies and stereotypes that frame certain racially minoritized groups in the United States, especially Asian Americans, as more successful and hardworking than other minoritized groups. This chapter examines the dimensions and consequences of the MMM, critiques its validity, and elucidates its implications in pediatric health care. We primarily focus on Asian Americans while acknowledging that the model minority myth, as a term, has also been applied to other minoritized groups.
Keywords: model minority, Asian Americans, Black immigrants