In high school and at Harvard, I have encountered the consequences of living under the model minority myth constantly.
My achievements weren’t considered the byproduct of hard work; they were simply expected and representative of the Asian-American model minority stereotype.
Yet to me, the model minority myth has done nothing but strip me of my humanity.
AdvertisementLooking closely, one can see that the Asian-American model minority myth is simply that: a myth.
The model minority myth has thus undermined the formation of positive relationships among minority groups by preventing the recognition of the intersection among racial histories.