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Asian Americans Push Back against Asian Privilege

posted by Louis Chan

anti-chinese graffiti San Francisco

This graffiti was plastered in parts of San Francisco in September 2015

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
In the world of some, Asians don’t face racism. Asians haven’t had to struggle. Asians are living in a bed of roses.
 
It’s nothing new. The concept of the model minority has been propagated in the mass media since the 60’s.
 
AsAmNews contributor Alice Wong did a wonderful interview with professor Ellen Wu about the model minority myth and Wu’s book, The Color of Success, Asian Americans and the Origin of the Model Minority Myth.
 
Unfortunately, stubborn ideas die hard.
 
The hashtag #AsianPrivilege has been trending on Twitter.It was started by those who want the model minority myth to continue.
 


 
Some of these tweets were blatantly racist.
 


 
Asian Americans, however, are pushing back and have started to take over the hashtag with their own take.


 
What are your stories of Asian privilege? We’d love to read them. Share them with us below.
 
RELATED: White People Refuse to Acknowledge Racism
 
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  1. Ally says:

    RE: Asian Americans Push back Against Asian Privilege: Glad more young people are speaking up.

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