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C.N. Le - University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA, US

C.N. Le C.N. Le

Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA, UNITED STATES

C.N. Le discusses racial/ethnic relations in the U.S., immigration, socio-demographic outcomes among Asian Americans.

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Areas of Expertise (3)

Racial & Ethnic Relations

Asian-American Immigration

Asian American Issues

Biography

C.N. Le is frequently called on to discuss research focusing on racial/ethnic relations in the U.S., immigration, and comparisons of socio-demographic outcomes among different Asian American groups, such as small business ownership, characteristics of ethnic enclaves, and interracial and interethnic marriage.

Le runs the website Asian-Nation, which he calls "an online version of "Asian Americans 101."

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Education (2)

University at Albany: Ph.D., Sociology

University of California, Irvine: B.A., Political Science

Press Coverage (5)

Small organizations, big impact: Asians in Massachusetts gather for critical support in community groups following Atlanta shootings

MassLive  online

2021-03-24

“Massachusetts has a reputation for being very liberal and progressive,” said C.N. Le, director of Asian & Asian American studies program and senior lecturer of sociology at UMass Amherst. “That’s true to a certain extent, but I would say that the same kinds of stereotypes and prejudices and generalizations about Asian Americans that have existed all across the nation also exist here.”

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Groups, leaders denounce swell of anti-Asian hate

Daily Hampshire Gazette  print

2021-03-21

The lack of help from the federal government in addressing the growing issue, especially under former president Donald Trump, is also to blame, says C.N. Le, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies program and senior lecturer of sociology at the University of Massachusetts. “The previous president repeatedly referred to the pandemic as the ‘China virus’ or ‘kung flu’ and, in the process, blamed an entire country and people, reinforced ‘Yellow Peril’ stereotypes and ultimately condoned and even encouraged hostility against not only Chinese, but millions of Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. and globally,” Le said.

Protest denouncing Asian-American hate

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It's Called the Tiger Mom Tax: Test Prep Companies Charge Asian Americans More

Yahoo! News  online

2015-09-04

C.N. Le comments in a story about how the college preparation service The Princeton Review is using a zip code-based pricing model for its online tutoring courses and this has a disproportionate impact on Asian-American families.

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Does Harvard Discriminate Against Asian Applicants?

WBUR  radio

2015-06-18

Is Harvard University discriminating against Asian-American applicants? A case currently pending in Boston Federal court alleges that yes, the nation's oldest and most famous university has admissions policies that disadvantage highly qualified Asian-American students...and extend preferential treatment to other minorities.

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Facing criticism, Westminster Mayor Tri Ta proposes resolution condemning ‘abettors’ of communism

Orange County Register  print

2019-09-10

"C.N. Le, director of the Asian studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, called the resolution’s wording “reminiscent of language heard during the Cold War and McCarthyism.” “The simple majority is using that language as a vehicle to silence the so-called troublemakers,” said Le, who grew up in La Habra and later lived in Westminster."

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Publications (2)

"Glimpses into the Future: Interracial and Interethnic Marriage" (Book chapter)

Asian Pacific American Experiences Past, Present, and Future

edited by Eunai Kim Shrake, Teresa Williams Leon, and Edith Wen-Chu Chen

2020-04-01

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Crazy Rich Asians - Book & Movie Review

Sociological Forum

C.N. Le and Miliann Kang

2019-03-08

Book and movie review

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