Anti-Asian Racism: Roots, Impacts, and the Role of Educational Technology (Jan. 20, 2022)

As part of the Anti-Racism in the EdTechnosphere Speaker Series

January 20, 2022 | 4:00-5:00pm PST

In this talk, I will highlight several important aspects of anti-Asian racism in Canada. First, I will discuss the intersectionality of global and local factors underlying the hate and discrimination Asian Canadian’s experiences in their everyday life. These include the historical and ongoing impacts of settler colonialism and the limitations of Canadian multiculturalism. Second, I will share my research on how the rise of anti-Asian racism has affected Asians and how Asians have experienced anti-Asian racism differently. I will outline several individual-level and contextual factors that shape Asians differential experiences. Finally, I will also discuss the role of education and the inclusion of educational technology in our fight against all forms of racism. In particular, how we can create an anti-racist classroom and how educators can help address and eradicate racism, and how can digital tools and educational technology help to redefine learning as we know it.


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About Dr. Cary Wu

Cary Wu is Assistant Professor of Sociology at York University. His research focuses on political culture, immigration, and inequality, and anti-Asian racism. He often shares his research with the public via national and international TV, radio, and newspaper forums including NPR, CBC, CTV,The Washington Post, Toronto Star, MacLeans magazine and The Economist. His recent research, supported by the Canadian government, has focused on the rise of anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects Asian communities.