We Asian Americans have bought into the harmful model minority myth that continues to plague discourse about racial relations.
He claims that, due to “intact” families and higher education levels, Asian America succeeds, while African American leadership “provides excuses for failure.” This logic is echoed by many, including members of my community.
We cannot draw comparisons between our struggles and those of black America.
Asian American police officers have also been involved in cases of police brutality directed toward black individuals.
As writer Frank Chin said of Asian Americans in 1974, “Whites love us because we’re not black.” It is time we stop buying into the model minority myth.