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Master of Arts (MA)
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This paper examines the racial wedge driven by Whites between Blacks and Asian Americans during the Cold War on to the present. Model minorities is a term coined by whites in the 1960s to suppress Civil Rights protests and Black demands. By elevating a minority group through success stories, whites constructed a means to suppress Black people’s organizing for change against systemic racism and oppression.
Tom, Jason, "Model Minorities: Asian Americans and the White-Black Racial Paradigm" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.