Asian Doesn’t Start with A+ | Olivia Lai | TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover

Asian Americans are often stereotyped as the ‘model minority’ and are seen as perfect students that are good at math, piano, and violin, for example. Although these are positive stereotypes, Olivia Lai explores the negative consequences of these expectations and what we can do to alleviate pressures on Asian-American students.

Olivia Lai is a freshman at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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