In Episode #1, Alex Au and Kim The discuss the model minority myth’s historical origins for Chinese in America in the 1940s. The Myth asserts anti-blackness and classism through erasure, even back then before it was given a name. Understanding the history and especially Chinese people’s complicity in the making of the Myth gives us a foundation for how to think about and discard the Myth today. Tune-in to hear the one major takeaway Alex and Kim got from studying this little-known history of the model minority myth.

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