Pro-Tip: Model Minority is neither a compliment nor something to revel in.
The creation of the “Model Minority” stereotype was promulgated by white supremacist power structures (including xenophobic immigration laws).
It was meant to divide Asian Americans from other POC, particularly from Black folks, and still keep us as an ‘other’ while using us as a weapon against other POC. It is a tool that marginalizes our own narratives and realities and shits on people within Asian American communities as well.
It’s divisive, damaging, and a perpetuation of racist power structures that were unsettled by the prospects of militant POC organizing and standing together against white supremacy and structural racism.
This blog does not support reveling in model minority (aka anti-Black, white supremacist endearing) speech, actions, or bullshit.