Topic | the model minority myth

The Origins of the Asian American Model Minority Myth

color of success

Historian Ellen Wu’s The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority just might be the best examination of the roots of the model minority stereotype in print. More than just a connect-the-dots documentation of the rise of the model minority myth, The Color of Success succeeds at putting the myth […]

Constructing Race: The Pew Center and Asian Stereotyping

The June 19 release of the Pew Research Center report, The Rise of Asian Americans is generating buzz that is, frankly, giving me a headache. The report summary opens with the following: Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with […]