Historians agree that diversity has turned a blind eye to Asians and Asian-Americans ever since the 1965 Immigration Act.
Their threat to diversity is so convincing that Asians and Asian-Americans have begun to offer what is, at its core, an inadvertent apology.
“Being the model minority, there’s the expectation that you’re going to do so well you shouldn’t have any problems,” Zia says.
The belief in a blanket Asian-American culture is so thick that it has resulted in confusion when Asian-Americans deviate from the model minority myth.
The rule is the single framework — the model minority myth — that persists as the dominant stereotype for the whole race, especially in the tech sector.