Asian Americans, positive stereotyping, and philosophy


Lee, Carole J. “Asian Americans, Positive Stereotyping, and Philosophy.”  American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies 14 (2014): 2-7.

What is the current status of Asian Americans in philosophy? How do Asian Americans fare in comparison to other minority groups? And, what professional strategies might they use (more or less successfully) in response to their counterstereotypical status in philosophy? In this piece, I will address these questions empirically by extrapolating from available demographic, survey, and experimental studies. This analysis will be too fast and loose, but I offer it in the spirit of constructing a broad-brushed sketch—painted from a pallet of variegated data—for others to critique, improve, and displace.

 

 

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