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The Model Minority: East Asian Male Leaders And The Chase For Cis Hetero Whiteness

The Model Minority: East Asian Male Leaders And The Chase For Cis Hetero Whiteness

The Model Minority myth is an albatross, a cursed blueprint tantalizing Asian-Americans with the promise of whiteness, or a way out of their racialized status. It has allowed much discussion of the plight of Asian-Americans to be confined to Hollywood discourse and led mostly by cis men, seeking to eliminate the gap in privilege between themselves and white men while maintaining patriarchy and heteronormativity in their own communities.

Tools Of Supremacy: Ignoring Women And Southeast Asians While Treading On Black & Indigenous Communities

Tools Of Supremacy: Ignoring Women And Southeast Asians While Treading On Black & Indigenous Communities

Asian Americans, as a whole, seem to take on social justice issues in a way that excises the causes of Black and Indigenous people. This may seem like hyperbole, but the accusations of anti-Blackness in Asian communities have become increasingly common as Asian cishet men take on the mantle of social justice to litigate the status of their masculinity in society, equating it to other social justice causes and eluding the effects of patriarchal oppression on women in Asian communities.