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  Model minority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Model minority refers to a minority ethnic, racial, or religious group whose members achieve a higher degree of success than the population average.
Model minority was first used in the mid-1960s in the work of William Petersen, a social demographer.
Model minority could be a euphemism for the definitive yuppie culture among young adult Asian Americans — particularly for those employed in typical white-collar occupations e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Model_minority   (2658 words)

 Discussions - The Model Minority: What's The Message? (due Mon., Nov. 14)
When one hears model in anything may it be model minority or model citizen one tends to think compliant and not a problem.
The model student, as can be inferred from the name, is one who sets the example for his fellow students, one who every other student should try to be like and make the teachers lives easier.
with this term in a classroom setting, the model minority would be expected to have all their homeowrk done ontime and do well on tests, whereas other minorities who are not the model wouldn't necessarily be expected to be as studious.
www.learntoquestion.com /class/discussion/showthread.php?t=1594   (6010 words)

 Discussions - The Model Minority: What's The Message? (due Mon., Nov. 14)
Because Asians are successfully meeting these standards and being termed as the "model minority," the problems that they face concerning race are not highlighted as much as the prejudice against other minorities, such as Hispanics and fls, even though Asians do experience as much prejudice in their daily lives as people of other minorities.
S/he asked how there could be a perfect example of a minority is they are a “minority.” The answer to this is something that s/he briefly hit on later in their post, and that some others, too, have commented on.
By using the term model minority it is like we are basically saying that this minority race is better than all the other minorities, but they are still minorities so they aren't quite as good as the majority.
www.learntoquestion.com /class/discussion/printthread.php?t=1598   (6556 words)

 Re-examining the Model Minority Myth: A Look at Southeast Asian Youth<   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although on the surface the stereotype of Asian Americans as a model minority seems flattering, complimentary, and positive, the reasons for construction of the myth and the effects it has on Asian Americans and other minorities are quite the opposite.
Related to this idea of the model minority myth serving to divert attention away from racial inequalities, is the idea that the myth is used in attempts to erase racial differences as a determining factor in achieving any kind of success in America.
The model minority myth has led to tension between Asian Americans and other minorities not only because of the image the myth perpetuates that Asian Americans are nerds or teachers' pets (and also weak and nonthreatening) but also because of the belief the myth fosters in other students that teachers treat Asian Americans better.
www-mcnair.berkeley.edu /97journal/Chu.html   (3374 words)

 GenerAsian @ NYU
To begin with, the implications of the model minority myth are patronizing and insulting towards immigrant communities, the effects of which are rather divisive to the immigrant community as a whole.
After all, while the term “model minority” implies that we are model citizens, the corollary to that philosophy states that we are also, of course, a minority.
The model minority myth, while it may seem flattering when taken at face value, is also an attitude that not only conceals latent racism in the among the majority population, but is additionally very detrimental toward Asians and non-Asian minorities alike.
www.nyu.edu /clubs/generasian/fall03/Features/model.htm   (1560 words)

 From Philly to Boston: Re-Thinking the Model Minority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
They called it the “model minority”, the Asian American female or male student who had fit in a picture perfect frame of academic and socioeconomic success, who had won countless awards for achievement, and who was able to master a classical instrument or two as well.
I learned that the model minority was not seen just as a model of success, but that it also encompassed negative connotations for asexuality (particularly amongst Asian American men), introversion, and a common inability amongst Asian Americans to be leaders, but rather nerdy workhorses.
Additionally, I was taught that the model minority stereotype had hindered communities like mine in Philadelphia, where quite a few Asian American teenagers found themselves dealing with gangs, drugs, urban racial territories, and the byproducts of such an environment.
www.aamovement.net /viewpoints/modelminority2.html   (499 words)

 Impact of the Model Minority Image
Sociologist William Petersen was the first to set down in print the AA model minority themes (1960s) After thirty years, the broad generalization of their success continues.
This popular belief that Asian American are model minority appears to be a new form of racism, which may be defined as any form of bigotry that contributes to racial intimidation and violence.
In addition, model minority have obscured the ongoing need for international refugee resettlement, the reliance on immigrant labor in Chinatown, and the patterns of the restricted access for Asian Americans to educational and occupational opportunities.
ed-web3.educ.msu.edu /susanm/Korea/modelminority.htm   (1513 words)

 Radhika Mitra's Blog : Asian Americans and the Model Minority Myth, Radhika Mitra blogs on sulekha, Religion blogs, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
It was most prominently during the Reagan years that the model minority sociological thesis, backed by misleading statistics and half-baked research, morphed into a racial stereotype.
They are the 'model minority', a glowing example of immigrant success held over the rest of the minority population.
Under a government that supports an anti-affirmative action stand on minority issues and is possibly the most conservative administration in a century, the prospect of killing the model minority myth bleeds anything but hope.
www.sulekha.com /blogs/blogdisplay.aspx?cid=1388   (950 words)

 Mooko/"The Asian American College Student as Model Minority"
The Model Minority myth works to provide university officials with the claim Asian Americans are "overrepresented" on their campus.
Although the "Model Minority" myth seems harmless due to its perceived "positive" nature of a stereotype, it is, in fact, harmful.
The "Model Minority" myth certainly is a factor in the discriminatory enrollment patterns practiced by many selective colleges and universities.
www.uvm.edu /~vtconn/v16/mooko.html   (3854 words)

 National Rehabilitation Information Center
Using the survey data, the project constructs a model of rehabilitation service delivery for minority farmers with disabilities based on their needs, perceptions, disabilities, and the most effective methods of reaching and communicating with them.
The discussion highlights the strengths of the minority group model of disability in contrast to the biological and cultural models, as well as its limitations for considering the situations of people of color with disabilities.
An empowerment framework of analysis is presented as a complement to the minority model.
www.naric.com /public/RehabWire/020801.cfm   (1191 words)

 EconLog, Models of the Model Minority, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
Asian critical scholars argue that other minorities are measured against the model minority stereotype and remonstrated for their comparative educational and economic failures: if Asian Americans can succeed, what’s wrong with Blacks and Latinos?...
First it suggests that minorities will always be sub-White American, therefore the ones who the most submissive are the "model." It also assumes that fls and hispanics should accept any dscirimation they have faced, and that their ideal is to end up like an Asian-American.
The complaint that the model minority label doesn't distinguish between different Asian groups is amusing because it was the PC race hucksters who promoted the non-racial term Asian American to replace Orientals in the first place.
econlog.econlib.org /archives/2005/12/models_of_the_m.html   (2053 words)

 Asian-Americans are a model minority.
Although Asians achieve a much greater degree of success in the U.S., the "model minority" stereotype is a myth because Asian-Americans still bump into the glass ceiling, receive lower pay even with the same qualifications, and have higher poverty rates.
Many who subscribe to the "model minority" myth also presume that Asia is a homogeneous society with a shared family and work ethic.
Many believers in the "model minority" myth claim that Asians have succeeded so well in America because they escaped the ravages of war and communism, and are thus highly motivated to take full advantage of the opportunities offered in America.
www.huppi.com /kangaroo/L-aamodel.htm   (1674 words)

 Asian "Model Minority"
Despite the privileges that I may at times enjoy from being cast as a model minority, history tells us that the label is dangerous.
Intuitively, one could speculate that voluntary minorities' positive appraisal of their situation is likely to have a positive influence on their overall performance.
In addition, even when they want to be accepted by the larger society, so-called “model minorities” may feel the sting of racial discrimination and prejudice often directed toward native-born minorities such as African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos, and other Latinos.
www.iub.edu /~acc/newsletter/ovando.html   (1597 words)

 HGSE News: Understanding the Educational Achievements of the “Model Minority”--An Interview with Faculty Member ...
A: The term "model minority," in the context of Asian Americans, was first coined in the mid-1960s.
Research with immigrant and native-born minority groups consistently show that regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality, parents want their children to do well in school, and children expect to go on to higher education.
The very term model minority suggests that Asians are a racial minority group whose success can serve as an exemplar for other groups, notably, fls and Latinos, that are not doing as well in the aggregate and having a much harder time entering the ranks of higher education.
www.gse.harvard.edu /news/features/louie12012003.html   (1373 words)

The model minority image of Asian Americans seemed to have a strong impact on the presiding judge who appeared to totally disregard the fact that a human life had been taken.
The Korean American women and their families are all depicted as model minorities, as well as victims of the Riots.
The women and their families are all depicted as model minorities as well, but it represents a more intimate voice of the lives of Korean Americans.
clawww.lmu.edu /apam/eFORUM/tina/site/saigu/charity.html   (3017 words)

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In this model, the chain of causation between demand for enhanced minority protections and the supply of reforms is more variegated, follows several pathways, and initially has a public rather than private actor on the supply side.
The Public Purpose Model According to the public purpose model, the changes on the supply side of corporate governance are driven by the state — an active state, not a passive “agent” state, and a state with vital stakes in corporate governance practices.
Predictions and Evidence The public purpose model predicts that the rate of change in governance institutions should be proportional to the intensity of the fiscal squeeze on the government in each country, and that reforms which enhance minority investor protections should follow rather than precede periods of fiscal adversity.
www.unc.edu /depts/europe/conferences/capitalism/papers/shinn_j2.doc   (9191 words)

 Silk Road Communications - The Model Minority
The thinking goes that Chinese are a model to hold up to the civilized world because they are so hard working, so earnest, and do not protest injustice.
Of course, the very concept of a model minority has ramifications for the majority culture in which a Chinese works as well as for other minority groups.
Liu writes on this point: “…the glorification of Asian Americans as the ‘model minority’ was fueled by the fear that (white) America was in decline, surpassed by ‘those amazing Asians’ who had flooded our markets and our schools.
www.silkrc.com /Columns/BizXCulture/zhongguo.model.htm   (615 words)

 NetLogo Models Library: Minority Game
If you have trouble running this model in your browser, you may wish to download the application instead.
Each agent uses a finite set of strategies to make their decision based upon past record; however, the record consists only of which side, 0 or 1, was in the minority, not the actual population count of how many chose each side.
If their current strategy correctly predicted whether 0 or 1 would be the minority, they add one point to their score.
ccl.northwestern.edu /netlogo/models/MinorityGame   (1064 words)

 The Phoenix Online - Not just a model minority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although the model minority characteristics are construed as somewhat flattering, they are still stereotypes that put all Asians under the umbrella of the generalized traits of a select sector of the Asian community.
When the model minority stereotype gets taken too far, we get a string of undesirable word associations like “geeky,” “uninterested in fun” and “passive.” These generalizations have become so common that they’re no longer offensive.
And if people could just get over the model minority myth, they’d see that there are so many other groups of Asians that have emerged in recent years.
phoenix.swarthmore.edu /2006-03-16/opinions/15940   (626 words)

 Foundation board member honored as minority role model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Minority Access Inc. sponsors the event to help universities attract minority students to health science careers.
Universities can nominate graduates in any field who can be role models for minority students.
"We felt Penny deserved to be honored as an advocate for minority health care issues and for her leadership as dean at Florida State," Balogh said.
www.bsu.edu /update/article/0,1384,38104-5107-25147,00.html   (396 words)

 The Model Minority Myth
The asian model minority myth is nothing more than a myth.
Other criticisms have been raised against the model minority thesis, mainly by researchers associated with the Asian American community organization, ASIAN, Inc., in San Francisco.
Critics of the model minority stereotype point out that the most important consideration should not be edcational level, but returns to education, which more clearly reveal the existence of discrimination.
www.mdcbowen.org /p2/rm/model.htm   (1294 words)

 Asian Americans seen as 'model minority'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The idea that Asians are the "model" minority prevails today, many University students said.
The model minority image began to form in the 18th Century, Wu said, when 13,000 Chinese men were hired to work on railroad production.
Writers stereotypically suggested that Asians are the model minority who always succeed, and that unsuccessful Asians, such as criminals, Wu said, were those who associated with fls and Mexicans.
www.collegian.psu.edu /archive/1997/05/05-01-97tdc/05-01-97d01-003.htm   (457 words)

 Asian Americans defy "model minority" myth
Affirmative action is no longer necessary, according to politicians and their funders; Asian Americans, they tell us, are the example of how old-fashioned hard work and values still open the door to success in the USA.
Our typecasting as the "good" minority is designed to help keep workers of all colors squabbling among ourselves for the approval of the bosses.
And while the model minority mystique encourages whites to love us for our reputed docility, it also teaches them to fear us, because we may supposedly cost them a job or a school placement.
www.socialism.com /fsarticles/vol17no3/vocaians.html   (879 words)

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