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Model Minority

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

I Am Not a Model Minority

Bernadette Lim | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Bernadette Lim

Many believe that the model minority label allows me to ride on the coattails of my ethnicity, giving me a "one-up boost" ahead of others. Yet to me, the model minority myth has done nothing but strip me of my humanity.

The Silent South Asian Immigrant Community in America

Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan

Not all of South Asian immigrants are math nerds or STEM specialists. Many of their problems are glossed over under the shadow of the model minority.

Why a Gay Asian Immigrant Marches

Erwin de Leon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

Today, the AAPI and LGBT communities are visible, marching alongside African American and Latino communities, in the continued struggle for equality and opportunity.

Asian American Like Me

erin Khue Ninh | Posted 07.26.2011 | Media
erin Khue Ninh

Some of Wesley Yang's treatise on the state of Asian America is indeed miserable and indefensible. Some of it is miserable and unflattering, but not untrue.

Joel Stein's Beef With Indians Hurts Everyone

Shiwani Srivastava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shiwani Srivastava

TIME recently ran a not-so-funny satire characterizing Indians in New Jersey as a model minority run amok. Here's why that's damaging for all immigrants of color.

Who's Afraid of Dr. Sanjay Gupta?

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

It's exciting to see someone who comes from your stock make it big. But another neurosurgeon-makes-good story is going to make the rest of us look even more like underachievers.