Fastest Growing Minority Group’s Utilization of Social Media

Fastest Growing Minority Group’s Utilization of Social Media

The racial and ethnic makeup of the United States is changing rapidly and Asians are the fastest-growing minority population in the United States. As a result, there is an increased representation of Asians in different United States job industries and sectors; about 50% of the Silicon Valley tech industry is Asian. Although Asians are the leading minority group in the tech industry, there is an underwhelming amount of Asians in executive positions, a phenomenon known as the sticky floor or bamboo ceiling. Only 13% of the tech sector has Asian executives and overall less than 2% of Fortune 500 companies have Asian leadership. Despite the lack of representation, this community […]

Latest Trends in Workplace Diversity

Latest Trends in Workplace Diversity

As recently as last year, a survey of corporate leaders showed workplace diversity wasn’t a priority. However, changes have happened quickly, and there are now a record number of corporations either starting diversity programs from the ground up, or tweaking the ones they have. “Diversity” has been a word tossed around in corporate culture for a while, but leaders are finally making their actions match their words. Keep reading to get the details. Starbucks Employees No Longer Have to Hide Tattoos Many people use tattoos as a way to display their individuality. However, up until last fall, Starbucks’ customer-facing employees had to keep their tattoos concealed under clothing. Now, tattoos […]

Challenging “Model Minority” Stereotypes

Challenging “Model Minority” Stereotypes

If you have not yet had the chance to check out the #NotTheSame campaign among social media outlets, you should. Initiated by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), this campaign aims to challenge and undermine the “model minority” stereotypes of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as successful individuals expected to reach prestigious heights in academia and in their careers, a myth that in turn relies on stereotypes about Asian cultures. The reality is that Asian American youth face systemic barriers in society due to a wide range of stereotypes. These stereotypes, often faced while navigating through academia and workforce, might differ in many ways from other minority […]