It doesn’t take long to make a connection between the model minority myth and systemic racism in the United States.
Not only does it make Asians the target of discrimination, it also encourages them to be racist or dismissive toward other minority groups.
“Model minority” children are faced with constant pressure to maintain stellar grades and prove themselves, while children from other groups are not expected to perform as well.
Princeton and other educational institutions can start by increasing efforts to admit more Black and other minority students and providing them resources to succeed.
Subscribe now »The model minority myth has grown throughout the ages as the weeds among the good harvest of the racial equality movement.