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Unformatted text preview: But does it refer to anything unitary? • Power of national origins • Different experiences • Pan-Asian as a political ideology, strategy Model Minority Idea • Some basis for it • But masks differences • Creates certain expectations • Supports myth that we have moved beyond racism • Reinforces minority status – forever foreign So why can’t everyone be like us • Because humans are ethnocentric by definition • Differences rooted in history • Group cultures differentiate because of lack of interactional proximity • But globalizing world is driving us all into greater interaction...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08