We’re an Asian American identity magazine dedicated to highlighting creative work by/about/for Asian Americans, subverting the myth of the model minority, and ultimately, “reclaiming our stories.”Read More Introducing…Model Minority
Thing with the black tentacles
Coiffed into a knob
At the base of its white
Neck, powdered like a corpse.
In a 1981 speech, Ronald Reagan lauded Asian Americans as “exemplars of hope and inspiration” due to their allegedly natural intelligence and work ethic. This model minority conceptualization marks a sharp detour from the Yellow Peril panic that once stigmatized Asians as unassimilable, threatening Others.Read More The Model Minority in the Liberal State