Vivian Wu Wong, chair of the history and social sciences department, authored the feature article in the recent issue of Independent School magazine, published by the National Association of Independent Schools. The winter 2011 issue, titled “The Myth of the Model Minority,” discusses the history and experiences of Asian and Asian-American students in America; how the label “model minority” can be perilous for students; and how we must eradicate the stereotypes and racism that underwrite social inequity. Vivian’s article is titled “Getting It Right: Schools and the Asian-American Experience.”
Vivian has been a member of the Milton faculty since 1992. She is the faculty sponsor for the Asian Society, a student cultural group on campus.