Ellen D. Wu

Feb 17, 2014

The Color of Success

Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Princeton University Press 2014

purchase at bookshop.org Ellen D. Wu's The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority (Princeton University Press, 2014) charts the complex emergence of the model minority myth in fashioning Asian American stereotypes throughout the twentieth century. Wu investigates how inclusion of Asian Americans rather than exclusion can still reproduce racist attitudes against Asian Americans as well as other communities of color. In doing so, professor Wu considers the model minority myth's multiple points of emergence from the U.S. state, countries in Asia, and Asian American communities themselves.

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