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Photograph: PenguinBut being “good” and “quiet” and “assimilated” is making me angry.

At least that’s what the Asian model-minority narrative would have us believe.

***Esha Anura and Karen Chau could be called model-minority Asians, though I can almost see their eyes rolling back at the suggestion.

Self-assured and scarily smart, they’re graduates of a selective high school for the academically gifted, famous for being notoriously difficult to get into.

Calling these schools “Asian schools” is reductionist, counters Esha.

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