• Hyepin Im

The Model Minority myth

Updated: May 25

The model minority myth  depicts Asian Americans as a minority group who is doing well and one that does not face discrimination in U.S society.

The reality is that many Asian Americans suffer from the same historic societal economic challenges and discrimination of other minority and underserved communities but often our voices and presence is ignored or dismissed.

As a result, the model minority myth which masks our problems makes us irrelevant or invisible in many important conversations and decision making rooms that impact the community .  The myth robs the community of opportunities investments, funding and programs that can help the community arise from their plights to become stronger contributing members of society as well as the opportunity to build solidarity with other underserved communities.

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