Why Do We Call Asian Americans The Model Minority? | AJ+

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The Model Minority Myth is a pervasive stereotype of Asian Americans in the United States. The stereotype continues to have a harmful effect on both individuals and Asian American communities as a whole.

Asian American communities have long struggled to receive federal assistance based on individual community needs. So, how can the U.S. government provide adequate assistance?

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Where Are The Asian-American Mental Health Stories?
https://theestablishment.co/where-are-the-asian-american-mental-health-stories-6dd6edb56674

“Model minority” myth hides the economic realities of many Asian Americans
https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/model-minority-myth-hides-economic-realities-many-asian-americans

The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/29/the-real-reason-americans-stopped-spitting-on-asian-americans-and-started-praising-them/?utm_term=.b774f5d5ed2e

Bill O’Reilly’s “Asian privilege” disgrace: The Fox News host needs some basic history lessons
https://www.salon.com/2014/08/29/bill_oreillys_asian_privilege_disgrace_the_fox_news_host_needs_some_basic_history_lessons/

2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script
http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-Hollywood-Diversity-Report-2-25-15.pdf

Presented by: Anna Sterling
Written by: Omar Duwaji, Anna Sterling
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Chia Liu
Produced by: Omar Duwaji, Anna Sterling

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