RACE ON CAMPUS:
Debunking Myths with Data
Topic Leader: Susan Vega García
Meeting: LMT 11.13
Please read the following & be prepared to discuss at our meeting:
Note: This chapter focuses on the idea of a "success frame" that according to the author drives students from a number of Asian American groups to get into the SAT Prep pipeline in high numbers. While there's much here to discuss, our questions for this chapter will focus on overarching issues of equity and cultural competence.
1. Chapter 5 begins with the author sharing that she first learned about the SAT when she was 7 or 8 years old, due to a friend's 12-year old sibling studying for the exam (p99).
2. Park describes how the "success frame" and heavy socialization into standardized test prep have impacted some Asian American communities disproportionately, causing even lower-income families from some groups to invest heavily in this industry.
3. What strategies does Park employ in this chapter to once again avoid stereotyping Asian Americans?