The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans
Publisher Wachington Post
Author Jeff Guo
Summary Economist Nathaniel Hilger found through research that Asian Americans started to earn more over time not because schooling rates changed, but because their fellow Americans became less racist towards them. And this is how the “Model Minority” myth came about,  how it was used to portray US as racial democracy, and how it was used to shift the blame for black poverty in the US.
Excerpt Politicians pumped up the image of Asian Americans as a way to shift the blame for black poverty.
Curator Notes There is an article within this article on “The real secret to Asian American success was not education.
Publish Date November 29, 2016
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