Margaret Chin on The Thought Project - Episode 90

The Graduate Center, CUNY · Margaret Chin on The Thought Project - Episode 90

Margaret M. Chin is an associate professor of sociology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of two books, including the most recent, Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder. In Stuck, she portrays how second-generation Asian Americans who graduated from college between 1980 and 2008 have fared in the corporate world. Based on extensive interviews and research, she found that “race affects the movement of Asian Americans up the work ladder.” Despite academic success in elite universities, Asian Americans are stymied from achieving corporate success due to persistent racism, a lack of trust among white colleagues, and the resulting challenges with gaining sponsors and building a network. She joins The Thought Project to talk about her book and her important findings about the “bamboo ceiling.” 

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Submitted on: OCT 1, 2020

Category: General GC News | Sociology | The Thought Project