The model minority myth blinds Asians

Dylan Ha,
Milpitas, CA

The model minority myth is the idea that Asians are the “perfect” minority. They don’t retaliate against the majority, conform to societal standards, and assimilate into American culture. This myth is used to create a divide between the minorities in America. The myth blinds Asians into thinking that they are not like other oppressed minorities like Black and Hispanic Americans. While minorities should be fighting together against the oppressive majority, things like this are used to create divides.

 

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