During the civil rights movement, black parents and their children may have disagreed over speed and strategy, but their shared experience of discrimination united them on the cause.
Many older Asian Americans, in particular, subscribe to the “model minority myth” pushed by white American culture, she said.
At the same time, she said, it ignores advantages in education and immigration policies that some Asian American ethnic groups have enjoyed, while others have not.
He joined the Cub Scouts and attended an elite private school where he was one of just a few Asian Americans.
Both Mai sons have black friends and believe that African Americans face structural barriers that white Americans do not.