When Asian lives are reduced to negative stereotypes, those caricatures shape social interactions, deny Asian humanity and create the myth of the model minority.
Recently, Statistics Canada revealed that South Asians have reported lower levels of mental health than any other Canadians during the pandemic: a neuropsychology student explains some of the reasons.
Recently, Statistics Canada revealed that South Asians reported lower levels of mental health than any other Canadians during the pandemic.
The pressure of needing to be a model minority — successful, quiet, hardworking — can force people to internalize their mental anguish and ends up leaving gaps in our mental health services.
Relying on familiar stereotypes and images can make us miss this critical opportunity to reshape the ways in which Asian women are viewed as individuals and artists.
The invisibility of anti-Asian racism is inextricably connected to the model minority myth, which serves to disguise the violence experienced by Asian American and Asian Canadian women.
The media tends to render Asian Americans as either a ‘perpetual foreigner’ or ‘model minority’ – both stereotypes that have been levied in tandem against immigrants from Asia since the 1830s.
The authors argue South Asian immigrants to Canada have become complicit in the state’s racial and capitalist agendas.
A Vancouver study found Mandarin-speaking girls were more likely to be eligible for university than Cantonese-speaking boys. High-achieving students were from wealthier families who had tutors.
How should Asian Americans respond to rising anti-Asian racist actions? History may offer some lessons during the pandemic.
What do recent National Spelling Bee successes reveal about the role of Indian-Americans in brain sports? And is this a moment to expand the definition of what it means to be American?
Not all Asian-Americans are high-achieving model minorities. What happens when the myth of Asian disadvantage hurts some of the most marginalized students in the US?