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The Asian American Educational Experience: A Source Book for Teachers and Students

EDITED BY DON T. NAKANISHI AND TINA YAMANO NISHIDA NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 1995 404 PAGES The wide-spread perception of Asian Americans as a “model minority” does a profound injustice to Asian Americans and to all other minority groups in America as well. This text examines three main points associated with the myth of the model minority: 1. How did this stereotype come about? 2. What purpose does this misconception serve, and who benefits from its perpetuation? 3. In what ways does t...

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