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Model Minorities

  • By: LaSheila S. Yates
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The phrase model minority stereotype is used in the social sciences to describe a racial minority group that has excelled in the United States despite prejudice and discrimination. Specifically, this stereotype has become synonymous with the Asian ...

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