Posts Tagged ‘model minority myth’

#WhiteLiesMatter, Part Three: Debunking Racist Apologetics One Fact at a Time

Some more corrections to common right-wing “wisdom…” Lie: Blacks have job edge bc “reverse racism” No:… Posted by Tim Wise on Sunday, May 24, 2015 Lie: Asian success proves racism is dead. Fact:… Posted by Tim Wise on Sunday, May 24, 2015 Lie: Black superstars prove there is equal opportunity in the U.S. Fact: The […]

Asian Unemployment and the Model Minority Myth

Interesting piece today in the L.A. Times regarding the long duration of unemployment faced by Asian Americans during this economic downturn. As you know, white conservatives often use Asian Americans as an example of how “hard work and good cultural values” are all you need to make it in the U.S. They will argue, in […]

Social Science Roundup: Links for 9/2/10

Several good items today: First, an excerpt of what looks like it could be her best book yet: Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich, in which the author critically examines the uniquely American tendency to elevate “positive thinking” to the level of both a coping strategy and social movement. Lots of good insight here. Then, a piece […]