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Stereotyping Asian Americans as universally hard-working and successful has made America forget that they face inequality, too

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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In the year following the multi-industry MeToo reckoning, it's important to recognize that Asian American women still face the "model minority" myth - which stereotypes the entire demographic as hard-working, educated, and successful due to their quiet discipline.
The model minority myth overshadows the real hurdles Asian Americans face, from career advancement to poverty.
This myth also manifests itself in especially ugly forms that derive in part from a cultural fixation on Asian women as sexual objects.
As a result, Asian American women face struggles in their...
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