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Asian Americans As A Model Minority: An Analysis

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I never heard the expression model minority until I read Chapter 12. The book stated that Asian Americans were considered a model minority as “although they have experienced prejudice and discrimination, they seem to have succeeded economically, socially, and educationally without resorting to political or violent confrontations with Whites” (Schaefer, 2015, p 264).
When I grew up I don’t recall anyone saying anything negative about Asian Americans in the form of prejudice or discrimination. It seemed to be all focused on black people. It makes me wonder why is one race not as threatening as another to white people. In regard to people that were black it would appear that it was because black people were brought here with the purpose
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