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www.theatlantic.com: The 'Model Minority' and Campus Politics: Why Asian American Students Struggle to Find a Place in the Princeton Protests

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The designation “Asian American” itself is complex.

When talking about Princeton, I am referring to the former group, which makes up the majority of Asian American students on campus.

When I asked Dong about his view on the protests, he highlighted his frustration with the oftentimes-overlooked Asian American perspective during discussions of minority rights.

He was especially concerned that these conversations about racial equality would not address issues that Asian Americans face on campus.

When the model-minority stereotype is internalized, she suggested, an Asian American student might think, “Look at the privilege that we have.

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