Much of Wu’s work focuses on dispelling the “model minority” myth, and she’s been tasked repeatedly with publicly refuting arguments like Sullivan’s, which, she said, are incessant.
Since the end of World War II, many white people have used Asian-Americans and their perceived collective success as a racial wedge.
Minimizing the role racism plays in the persistent struggles of other racial/ethnic minority groups — especially black Americans.
“And it was immediately a reflection on black people: Now why weren’t black people making it, but Asians were?”
“Asian Americans — some of them at least — have made tremendous progress in the United States.