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Smart, wealthy, law-abiding people, also known as the “model minority” — that’s how Asian Americans have been portrayed throughout history. But this false narrative is much more complicated and damaging than it seems.
Reset talks with two professors of history on the origin of the model minority myth and how it impacted Asian Americans growing up in the U.S and other minority communities.
GUEST: Ellen Wu, author of The Color of Success and associate professor of Asian American studies at Indiana University Bloomington
Young Richard Kim, associate professor of history and classics & Mediterranean studies at University of Illinois, Chicago