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Model Minority Myth

The model minority myth is a stereotype that certain minority groups are more successful than the general population through sheer hard work and determination. This stereotype is most commonly applied to Asian Americans. The idea of a 'model minority' is leveraged to downplay the impact of discrimination on marginalised groups, suggesting that those who are struggling to achieve success or stability simply aren't trying hard enough.

The model minority myth flattens large, diverse groups of people into singular entities. not considering their intersectionality. It also attempts to breed resentment between different marginalised people by pitting them against each other.

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