Dangers of the Model Minority Myth

Hard-working employees, law-abiding citizens, straight-A students. These labels have been plaguing the APIDA community since the end of World War II, when this community’s perceived universal prosperity was used to suppress other minority groups, especially Black Americans. The model minority concept delivers a disturbing message to minority groups in the U.S. as it attempts to…

Chopsticks

1. Back when I was in elementary school, Mother used to pin up my hair with chopsticks—soft pink with cherry blossoms creeping along its narrow circumference. The silky threadlike strands of hair that hung from the top of my head never stayed up for longer than a few hours, or half a day at school.…

Model Minority Report

The end of this Fall Quarter has seen an average fifty percent drop in A’s in all classes across various academic departments. This widespread failure throughout campus has led to serious investigations into the decline and relevant academic heads have been scrambling to assure worried parents and frazzled students that the matter will be resolved…