About the Exhibit:
Can you judge an Asian by its cover? Maybe.
But, should you judge an asian by its cover? Probably not.
For my exhibit, I encourage you to judge away. But think about what points you towards your decision. Reflect on what that might say about soceity and your own judgement. It's sort of meta, but that's the point.
Asian Americans and Asian International students are different and we have certain stereotypes that we have of the other group. We tent to judge people based off of their appearance and create opinions that my actually push us away from apporaching each other. There's more to them than meets the eye. Next time you meet someone, Asian or not, try to look past what you're seeing, and get to know the person behind that.
Thanks to my participants and the Asian American Cultural Center for helping me with this. I wouldn't have been able to make this happen with out them!