This presentation focuses on deconstructing the Model Minority Myth through a lecture followed by a panel of students. The myth of the Asian “Model Minority” imposes the societal expectation forced onto the Asian/Asian American experience: they are “naturally” smart, wealthy, and hard-working, and obedient; and ultimately…never in need of help. But a closer look at this myth writes in asterisks to create a very different conclusion: “Asian American” is far too broad a category, and they are not doing “just fine”.
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