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Model minority From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject . Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page . (November 2010) This article needs additional citations for verification . Please help improve this article by adding reliable references . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (June 2010) Sociology Portal Theory and History Positivism · Antipositivism Functionalism · Conflict theory Middle-range · Mathematical Critical theory · Socialization Structure and agency Research methods Quantitative · Qualitative Computational · Ethnographic Topics and Subfields Cities · Class · Crime · Culture Deviance · Demography · Education Economy · Environment · Family Gender · Health · Industry · Internet Knowledge · Law · Medicine
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Politics · Mobility · Rationalization · Religion · Science Secularization · Social networks Social psychology · Stratification Categories and lists [show] v · d · e Model minority refers to a minority ethnic , racial , or religious group whose members achieve a higher degree of success than the population average . It is most commonly used to label one ethnic minority higher achieving than another ethnic minority. This success is typically measured in income , education , and related factors such as low crime rate and high family stability . In the United States , the term is associated with American Jews and Asian Americans , primarily Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Korean Americans, and to a lesser extent, Vietnamese Americans. A common misconception is that the affected communities usually hold pride in their labeling as the model minority. Statistics are often cited to back up their model minority status such as high educational achievement, overrepresentation at Ivy League and other prestigious universities, and a high percentage of Asian Americans working in white collar professions (jobs such as medicine, investment banking, management consulting, finance, engineering, and law). The model minority stereotype is considered detrimental to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community, and it is used to justify the exclusion of needy APA communities in the distribution of assistance programs, public and private, and understate or slight the achievements of APA individuals. Communities that are especially affected are South East Asian communities, e.g. Cambodian-American, the Hmong and the Pacific Islander community, e.g. persons with origins in Guam and Micronesia; these communities have much lower education rates and higher poverty rates. The model minority myth relies on the aggregation of success indicators, hiding the plight of recent first-generation immigrants under the high success rate of more established Asian communities. [1]
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course HILD 7B taught by Professor Shah during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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