Mere Mortals: Recovering the Model Minority

More than simply a “myth” or a stereotype, the model minority is a racial form that brings with it very real expectations and consequences for Asian Americans. What kinds of harm are done when Asian Americans too often and too readily invest in the idea of the model minority? What will it take to undo this devastating ideal altogether? This panel, hosted on May 4, 2023, featured scholars and writers erin Khuê Ninh (University of California, Santa Barbara), Melissa Hung, and James Kyung-Jin Lee (University of California, Irvine).

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