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Opinion: Stereotyping Asian-Americans as a ‘model minority’ perpetuates racism and denies diversity

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The quiet Asian nerd stereotype is reinforced with the Model Minority Myth, the idea of the subservient Asian girlfriend is maintained through the Myth [and] the belief that other minority groups are lazy is continued through the Myth," writes William Fisher.
10 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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