Who are we? Highlighting Nuances in Asian American Experiences in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Because of the foreigner and model minority stereotypes, professional societies have thus far ignored the needs of minoritized Asian American groups.

In many sectors of United States society, Asians are viewed as a monolith and grouped into the broad category of Asian American Pacific Islander, or AAPI (Iftikar and Museus 2018). However, it is important to acknowledge the history of the term Asian American and nuances between AAPI ethnic groups in the United States if we are interested in promoting racial justice in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB), other scientific fields, and society at large.