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The Model Minority is a Lever of White Supremacy

The Model Minority is a Lever of White Supremacy | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"According to the myth we’re also less prone to criminality, more family-oriented, harder working, less egocentric, more cooperative, and less mouthy, making us ideal employees. That is, of course, as long as we don’t aspire to management. Lei Lai, an assistant professor at Tulane University, found that Asian Americans have the lowest probability of promotion to managerial positions among all non-whites, and in part for being stereotyped as having some of the same characteristics – being quiet and unassertive, among others – that lead many to call us model minorities, begging the question, is the model for the racial minorities America wants just submissive, put up or shut up robots?

So let’s cut through some of the fairy dust here. Asian Americans do have higher median family incomes than all others by race. However, that’s because Asian American families tend to include more incomes. Our per capita incomes still lag behind that of whites. Asian Americans also tend to be clustered in coastal cities where median incomes are higher, skewing that statistic even further. Even the supposed higher than average educational attainment level of Asians doesn’t stand up to close scrutiny. When it comes to the percentage of adults without high school diplomas, the Hmong, Chinese, Laotians, Vietnamese, and Cambodians in the U.S. all exceed the national average of 19.6%, with the Hmong on the extreme end of disadvantage at 59.6%

The reality is that very little unites Asians other than the fact that non-Asians have decided we are a race, and an often hated one, and have treated us as such, whether we like it or not.

The myth provides a smokescreen for one of the most fundamental contradictions of U.S. democracy – our ideal of liberty and equal rights, and our history of slavery and enduring legacy of white supremacy – and allows our policy makers to avoid the systemic reforms that are necessary to address that contradiction."


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Loving racial justice brings us to uncover the propaganda (the comparing and judging of some races against other races) that feeds racism.

 

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Amber Oliver's curator insight, April 18, 2015 10:29 PM

Module 7, this article discusses the blanket racism regarding the term model minority and how inaccurate the perceptions, stereotypes, and accusations are regarding the Asian American community. It does a great job of providing examples of how poverty and problems exist still within this particular "race" and how they have made attempts to over come these accusations. Those attempts to overcome certain stereotypes in some cases have increased this particular one called model minority.

Kasey Murray's curator insight, April 24, 2015 12:34 PM

Good article 

Joshua S. Resch's curator insight, May 1, 2015 12:56 AM

The article features the number of attempts of how the Asian-American model minority myth came about. Where some may say that a significant amount of racism may come towards African-Americans yet there lies a group that is unfortunately silenced by their existence—and that is the Asian-Americans. Some even claim that the model minority myth is one of the most attempts to secure white supremacy.

 

Many Asian-Americans actually resent the fact that the deeper history has been rather suppressed like the periods of Japanese-American internment camps, and the ghettos (that still exist today). The Asian American model minority myth to some have been “retribution” for the persecution of the Asian-Americans in U.S. history, and used against African-Americans to label them the problem minority.

 

 

 

 

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‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s

‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. – I am OTHER"


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Davontae Sanford: 'Just wants to move on' after prison release for murders he did not commit

Davontae Sanford: 'Just wants to move on' after prison release for murders he did not commit | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
It is the moment Tamika Sanford prayed for but never thought would come.

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San Antonio Hosts Statewide Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Schools

San Antonio Hosts Statewide Summit on Implementing Mexican American Studies in Texas Schools | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
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Is America Dreaming?: Understanding Social Mobility

Brookings Fellow Richard Reeves explores inequality and opportunity in America with Legos, using them to explain the chances for economic success o
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Asian brain drain

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The Asian brain drain (1965- ) is the flow of highly educated people from Asia to the US: doctors from India, nurses from the Philippines, engineers from China, and so on. It is the "truth" behind the Model Minority stereotype, which racializes a false correlation. People have been coming to the US from Asia for…
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Abagond explains what is behind the model minority stereotype and how U.S. immigration law has changed from being racist to be classist, favoring the highly educated. 

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My American Dream: Fighting for immigrant rights in the Deep South

My American Dream: Fighting for immigrant rights in the Deep South | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Growing up as one of the only Indian-Americans in her small town in Georgia, Sharada Jambualpati faced all sorts of discrimination and insults. Now, she's getting her law degree from UC Berkeley and working toward becoming an advocate for immigrant children and young convicts, who feel much like she did when she was growing up.
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Following Sanders' Lead, Obama Endorses National Voting Holiday

Following Sanders' Lead, Obama Endorses National Voting Holiday | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Prompted by a student journalist to address the consistent low turnout in U.S. elections, President Obama this week endorsed the idea of a national voting holiday, an idea most prominently put forth at the federal level by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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Discovering One's Hidden Psychopathy, With James Fallon

Discovering One's Hidden Psychopathy, With James Fallon | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses how he came to discover (and how he's learned to live with) the fact that he's a borderline psychopath.
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Study people with odd behavior. This is one reason I don't believe in the dealth penalty. 

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Racial Turning Point? | All In | MSNBC

The Atlantic editor and the former RNC chair join Chris Hayes to share their reactions to the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD office
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Lil’ Kim’s Lighter, Whiter Skin Is a Sad Indictment of Racism

Lil’ Kim’s Lighter, Whiter Skin Is a Sad Indictment of Racism | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Why has Lil’ Kim seemingly lightened her skin? Because of the absurd, but very present, social advantage for black people that comes with having lighter skin.
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Read BuzzFeed News's Award-Winning Series On Immigration Abuses

Read BuzzFeed News's Award-Winning Series On Immigration Abuses | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Last night the American Society of Magazine Editors honored BuzzFeed News with a prestigious Ellie award for best publi
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Ñ Don't Stop - Rahm Emanuel and Bernie in the Bronx

Published on Apr 4, 2016

Ñ Don't Stop had the opportunity to do an impromptu interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel after taking a flight together into New York City. He refused to talk to us when questioned about recent CPD murders and The Chicago Teachers Union strike. He said his reason was that he was with his family, yet we asked him what about Laquan McDonalds family? We also covered the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Bernie Sanders' historic visit to The South Bronx. We spoke to some of the people who attended, and question whether his campaign can lead to actual change in the poorest neighborhoods of the U.S.

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First Syrians arrive in US under surge resettlement program

First Syrians arrive in US under surge resettlement program | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life.
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The End of Solitary Confinement as We Know It

The End of Solitary Confinement as We Know It | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A settlement between the Department of Justice and a Mississippi jail system marks the beginning of the end of solitary confinement.

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The Roots remake – a review

The Roots remake – a review | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

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Here is a review from someone who actually watched all four parts of “Roots” (2016): me:

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Trump Supporters get Beat Down in San Jose, CA

Donald Trump's rally in San Jose, California, Thursday night was marred by violence by anti-Trump demonstrators who targeted the event's attendees and police.

The San Jose Police Department said it "made a few arrests" after

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California doesn't like racists. And the U.S. in general doesn't like racists. The U.S. beat down Germany and their racist agenda. Trump and his supporters need to remember that as they travel from city to city.

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How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, the country has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.
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THE HISTORY OF NATURAL HAIRSTYLES & BLACK HAIR

Hey y'all! I decided to do this video because a lot of Black people don't know the history of Black hair and natural hairstyles and the significance it hel
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Decolonization is Not a Metaphor: The Basics of a Genuine Anti-Colonial Position

Decolonization is Not a Metaphor: The Basics of a Genuine Anti-Colonial Position | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The purpose of this short article is to put to the pen a number of thoughts that have been working themselves out in my head recently about the default eurocentrism of the north amerikan left and the necessity for a genuinely anti-colonial position. I have been attempting to working out these ideas for myself regarding…
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How Baltimore Changed Ex-felon Voting Rights and Why It Matters

How Baltimore Changed Ex-felon Voting Rights and Why It Matters | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The 2016 election is likely to be close: we look at ex-cons in Maryland who have recently regained the right to vote, and explore the contentious issue gaining traction in conversations across the country.
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"The Case for Universities Paying Reparations to Descendants of Slavery" | Nonprofit Quarterly | 04/27/16

"The Case for Universities Paying Reparations to Descendants of Slavery" | Nonprofit Quarterly | 04/27/16 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The sensitive and controversial issue of universities’ sordid past dealings with the slave trade is catching the attention of their stakeholder communities, many of which are demanding the universities financially atone for their sins.

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......Looks like my ancestors was the "monetary ivory" that made the Ivory League Universities possible.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: race is the child of racism

Ta-Nehisi Coates: race is the child of racism | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

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Best words realating the connection between racism and idea of race.

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Sanders Tells TRNN he Supports a New Deal Federal Jobs Program

Sanders Tells TRNN he Supports a New Deal Federal Jobs Program | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview with TRNN, Bernie Sanders says if Clinton wins she will have to challenge the oligarchy to win over his supporters; Danny Glover joins and discusses the political revolution Sanders is calling for
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"All You Americans Are Fired"

"All You Americans Are Fired" | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn't supposed to deprive any American of
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7 Ways of 'Honoring' Other Cultures That Are Really Just Cultural Appropriation

7 Ways of 'Honoring' Other Cultures That Are Really Just Cultural Appropriation | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
These common gestures can have good intentions, but they cause more harm than good. If you're looking to appreciate another culture, make sure you're not actually appropriating it in one of these ways.
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What Whiteness History Month is NOT

PCC's "Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences and Change" is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racis
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