Why Calling Asian Americans a ‘Model Minority’ Glosses Over Crucial Issues

May 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

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Did you know that Asians Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States; their population is expected to double to more than 47 million by 2060. Yet the needs of these communities are rarely discussed, because AAPIs, in the aggregate, are also the highest-earning and best-educated ethnic groups in the United States. A common perception is that they are the model minority: the doctors, techno-wizards, and successful business owners. However…

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