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lecture 3.2.09 - Pre-midterm OH Monday 3/9 1-5pm 434...

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Pre-midterm OH: Monday 3/9 1-5pm, 434 Barrows What is the myth of the Model Minority? How do we prove or disprove this myth 1. disaggregate Asian American groups- don’t include foreign born (immigration laws only let people with higher education and higher degrees), so higher socioecon. Group 2. who were allowed to immigrate -hierarchy between racial groups, division and pits different groups against each other -individual responsibility as well as cultural framework -puts stress & pressure on the group for them to do well Does the myth have costs One minority gets to be the problem, the other gets to be the solution What is the Myth of the Underclass According to Lie and Abelman? -undeserving underclass – don’t have jobs, don’t rely on themselves, rely on welfare, America as land of opportunities if you don’t succeed as seen in the group of AA then there’s something wrong with that group The myth of the model minority and the myth of the underclass are
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