In Episode #10, Alex, Kim, and Rebecca discuss how Chinese cast narratives for the white gaze, helping to kick off the model minority myth Post-WWII. Even while teenage “delinquency” was rising in its community, Chinatown throughout the 50’s and 60’s responded by creating myths around non-delinquency — that Chinese children are well-behaved, studious, and morally upright. What model minority myths are still in place today from narratives cast 60 years ago to protect Chinese from deportations and make Chinatown be seen by white people as a safe commercial destination? Tune-in to hear the one major takeaway Alex, Kim, and Rebecca got from studying this shockingly reminiscent history of the model minority myth.

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