Rethinking Chinese International Students in American Higher Education: 'Raceless' and 'Linguistically Incompetent'?
|This commentary discusses the highly problematic situation in which Chinese international students are often misconceived as raceless and linguistically deficient in American higher education. It argues that these misperceptions are extremely harmful as they not only contribute to existing implicit biases, racism and racial discrimination against Chinese international students, but also diminish their educational rights and opportunities. It calls for future research to adopt asset-based approaches to understand Chinese international students' cultural, linguistic, and racial differences and urge American higher education to provide better training and resources to support the needs of the growing Chinese international student population.|
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