May 2022 - AAPI Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For this month’s DEI Spotlight we would like to highlight some information about the model minority myth and how it can be perpetuated in the workplace.
This NPR article breaks down some of the myths associated with the idea of the ‘model minority’:
In reality, Asian Americans are underrepresented in these positions of power, holding about 3% of these positions in comparison with composing 7% of the U.S. population, a report from The New York Times found last year.”
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SEAONC SE3 Committee
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Group
The SEAONC SE3 Monthly DEI spotlight is a forum to engage our members and share resources relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the structural engineering profession.
You can also find the DEI Spotlight each month SEAONC Post Newsletter!