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The Non-Model Minority


During my first Asian American studies class at UCLA, I learned of all the negatives of the model minority myth. One of the negatives was that it could potentially make “some people” feel bad about themselves for not achieving as high as all of the other “model” Asians. And during this time of GMAT studying, it’s now clear that the “some people” is actually me. If the model minority myth were true, stellar math skills and straight, sleek hair would be mine. Oh why can’t the myth be true, oh why??

Last modified: January 10, 2019