The Model Minority Myth – There are common stereotypes that are used to describe Asian and Black people in the United States serving as direct contrast to one another. These stereotypes work as racial wedge politics that divides solidarity amongst people of color and perpetuate anti-blackness.

Dr. Kiona

Kiona, Ph.D., M.S., M.A. is an academic, travel writer, female entrepreneur. She’s been on multiple world tours and has been featured on countless media sites and podcasts.a She’s an academic influencer and approaches social media as a classroom, her travel content consists of conducting research, overseeing documentation, providing exclusive history, rare event coverage, and global information by redefining the expert and showcasing the voices, struggles, and triumphs of marginalized groups.

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Takeru “TK” Nagayoshi

Takeru “TK” Nagayoshi is a 2020-2021 Teach Plus Commonwealth Senior Policy Fellow and is the 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. He teaches high school English in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and centers equity in his teaching and teacher leadership. TK has focused his work with Teach Plus on policy around diversifying our schools and supporting leadership roles and opportunities for teachers of color. A nationally recognized educator, TK leads trainings and workshops around the country, ranging on topics from pedagogy, curriculum and content, to education policy and community organizing work. He has received honors such as the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award (2019), Boston University Young Alumni Award (2019), and Sontag Prize in Urban Education (2018). He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a BA in international relations and from Boston University with an MEd in Curriculum and Teaching.

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