The Harmful Myth Of Asian Superiority Summary

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Argument Analysis on “The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority” The article “The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority” written by Ronald Takaki argues about the success of Asian-Americans as a myth and how it has impacted their communities. The article’s thesis explains that the Asian- Americans are not entitled to success and they have been struggling for success just like every other minority groups in America. The author has effectively incorporated logos in his article by including statistics on Asian- American household’s income and lifestyle as well as reasons to support his claims. The author’s background shows the credibility of his article since he came from an Asian- American family and was a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Even though, the article contains the element of ethos and logos to persuade the readers, the author lacks the element of pathos and his claims about the “model minority” are incomplete and vague. The credibility of the author has reflected on his article. The paragraphs in the article are comprehensive and relates to the main idea. The author’s knowledge about the Asian-American community and his valid point of view about the myth have reflected on his article as an ethical appeal to the readers. In sixth paragraph he states that the comparison of an Asian-American families’ income with other families are illusive because Asian- American families have more members in family thus they have higher income. Then,
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