MIT Forum for Equity: On Anti-Asian Sentiment

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Register to join an MIT Forum for Equity discussion of Anti-Asian sentiment in America today, led by Neil Ruiz PhD '14, Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research at the Pew Research Center.

Ruiz returns to the forum to share new Pew research on immigration and discrimination with a particular focus on the experience of Asian and Asian-American communities. 

Moderator: Kenneth Oye, Professor of Political Science

About Neil Ruiz

Neil G. Ruiz is Associate Director of Race and Ethnicity Research at the Pew Research Center. He studies the international movement of people across borders, high-skilled immigration to the U.S. and around the world, demographic analysis of Asian Americans, and comparative legal immigration systems. Prior to joining the Center, Ruiz was the executive director of the Center for Law, Economics & Finance at George Washington University, and he has also worked as a migration and economic development expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank...[more]

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One-third of Asian Americans fear threats, physical attacks and most say violence against them is rising (Pew Fact Tank, April 2021) 

Majorities of Americans see at least some discrimination against Black, Hispanic and Asian people in the U.S. (Pew Fact Tank, March 2021) 

Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak (Pew Research Center, July 2020)

This webcast is open to the MIT community. Live captions will be available and the archived conversation will be available to watch on the MIT Alumni Association YouTube channel within one week of broadcast.

Presented by the MIT Alumni Association, the Forum for Equity aims to engage alumni through thoughtful online conversations that help educate, inform, and examine the problems focused on social justice and help to catalyze change in our communities and in the world. The MIT Forum for Equity is made possible in part by a grant from the MIT MindHandHeart Community Innovation Fund.

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