INSIGHT! YouTube Video Series

Please contact 815-752-1177 or mbringas@niu.edu if your organization or department would like to request a presentation on any one of the following topics focusing on Asian and Asian American issues and concerns.

 

Purpose of INSIGHT!: to explore various topics related to Asian and Asian American ideintiy and experience. As a result of participating INSIGHT! YouTube Video Series participants will learn about:

-          Diverse perspectives on how Asian American college students identify themselves.

-          Various stereotypes between Asian Americans and Asian international students.

-          Perpetual foreigner stereotype and its impact on Asian and Asian Americans.

-          Common struggles for Asian and Asian American students on a predominantly white campus.

-          How students negotiate multiple identities.

-          Topics related to the history of Asian Americans in the U.S.

 

Identity Crisis, Who am I really? A research on Asian American Identity

This five minute video explores how Asian American college students perceive themselves in American society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfmtvJRpIWo

 

Model Minority - Documentary Promo

This eight minute video explores the impact of that the Model Minority Stereotype has on Asian American college students. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLVKROww7s

 

 Labels - The Asian | American Divide

This five minute video identifies the labels between Asian International students and Asian American. Discussion will focus on how to build bridges and create understanding among Asian International student and Asian American students.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rUJLN2Bxw

 

You are a 'foreigner' wherever you go

This five minute video identifies the "perpetual foreigner" stereotype and how it impacts Asian international students and Asian Americans. Discussion will focus on student's experiences and ways to combat this stereotype.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JSKp-FroG8

 

 Michael Bow Show and his perspective on the "Cons of Being Asian"

This five minute video explores the experiences of Michael Bow and the struggles as an Asian American. Discussion will focus on common struggles of Asian American students on a predominantly white campus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJHh_q2ZWRo

 

Japanese Internment

This fifteen minute documentary briefly describes the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and captures the impact this action had on Japanese Americans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mr97qyKA2s.