model minority


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model minority

n.
1. A minority group that members of the larger society regard as having desirable traits, such as being intelligent, hard-working, and law-abiding.
2. A member of such a group.
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It said the book "is a definite read especially for those who want to understand the societal construct of the model minority, of oppression in American and Asian American history." The review added: "It is such an empowering and hopeful book for women in advocacy and in fighting for the freedom of those who are most susceptible and vulnerable.
In Model Minority, a Superman-like figure attempts to rectify the corruption of the police forces he long erroneously thought protected the defenseless...only to find his efforts adversely affecting their victims.
As Ichiro discovers, Christian affiliations ultimately only serve to reaffirm his role as a racialized other in the maintenance of racial hierarchy, working surreptitiously to "convert" Ichiro into an early iteration of the model minority, one who exchanges political agency for tenuous inclusion.
Despite this, many Americans, including college administrators, subscribe to a model minority myth which promotes prejudice and discrimination toward Asian American college students (Hartlep, 2015; Liang & Sadlacek, 2003).
Eight studies look at the sociology of education from such perspectives as educational outcomes of heterogeneous groups of students in diverse contexts, school violence in China: a multilevel analysis of student victimization in rural middle schools, narratives of interdependence and independence: how social class and family relationships influence where high-achieving students apply to college, socialization experiences and research productivity of Asians and Pacific Islands: "model minority" stereotype and domestic versus international comparison, and gender gaps in student academic achievement and inequality.
The model minority myth, also known as the model minority stereotype, is one of the most prevalent stereotypes of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), even until this day.
Thomas Chang, a researcher who studies college admissions, believes that the "model minority" myth has not helped Asian Americans in the long run.
A different Kevin, proves this point: In November of 2017 Metropolitan State University's School of Urban Education hosted Kevin Kumashiro as a panelist for "A Panel Discussion on the Model Minority Stereotype and Asian American Masculinity in a Post-Truth, #MeToo, #BLM Moment." He gave the audience so many wonderful things to think about that he was later hired as a consultant by the School of Urban Education's Dean to lead a professional development to help the unit plan a strategic vision.
7) and model minority myths at competitive music schools and in the professional performance careers that sometimes follow advanced studies.
Myths such as the one that says Asian Americans are "model minorities." The "model minority" myth tells other people of color to stop complaining; if they "just worked a little bit harder," they can succeed like Asian Americans.
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