The model minority mutiny is the Asian American answer to the model minority myth. Its not enough to speak out against the stereotype, but Asian Americans must confront racism within our own community.
Race Files reports the model minority mutiny is challenging Asian Americans to fight the anti-black racism of model minority politics. Not only is the mutiny taking on the racism of others, but its objecting to the anti-black racism held by some Asian Americans.
It’s asking tough questions such as as we struggle against our own oppression as Asian Americans, in what ways are we perpetuating white supremacy and anti-Black racism? How can we fight for our people, while also fighting anti-Black racism within our own communities?
The model minority mutiny explores what role Asian Americans play in our complicity in the system.
You can read a list of 10 other questions that challenge many of our assumptions in Race Files