Podcast: Stereotype Threat
Listening Time - 22:26
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA's Pulse blog for DPT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience.
In this episode, we talk to Ron Peacock, Jr, about his personal experience with something called stereotype threat.
Ron describes what it was like to go through DPT school with an acute awareness of the negative stereotypes too often associated with black men, and the pressure he felt to defy those stereotypes.
As Ron wrote in the Pulse blog, this is a topic for everyone: minority or majority, black or white, male or female, PT, PTA, or student.
Here's our conversation with Ron.
Read Ron's original blog post, "Stereotype Threat: How Fear Led Me to Passion," or visit the Pulse blog.
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