Beyond the model minority myth
- July 14, 2015
- A book by Jennifer Lee, sociology professor, is featured in Jacobin July 14, 2015
Jennifer Lee … argued recently … the Asian immigrants who enter the US are “highly selected, meaning that they are more highly educated than their ethnic counterparts who did not immigrate.” According to Lee, this hyperselectivity also means that those who are admitted to the US have the capital to create “ethnic institutions such as after-school academies and SAT prep courses” that then become available to working-class co-ethnics, boosting rates of education for the entire group. [Jennifer Lee is a UC Irvine professor of sociology].
For the full story, please visit https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/chua-changelab-nakagawa-model-minority/.
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