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www.thecrimson.com: I Am Not a Model Minority

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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.

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