Senior Alicia Oumsang said she learned the term “model minority” after seeing an infographic on Instagram in summer 2020 that discussed how the myth drives a wedge between Asian and Black Americans. Oumsang said while the idea of grouping Asian Americans as the “model minority” may seem positive at the surface level, it is important people learn just how harmful the myth is.
Although both the Black and Asian American communities share a history of struggle against racism, they are being pitted against each other due to a system guided by white supremacy. It is time for these two communities to stand in solidarity by taking the time to relearn each other’s history and culture.
2020 and 2021 were years filled with racial attacks and pain. Because of this, students of color need to address and honor their mental health more than ever.
Asian people in the United States have been experiencing overt racism ever since the mid-1800s. People must educate themselves on history and not use it as justification to spread hate.
Senior Theatre Music contract major Brandon Gille discusses how he sees the entertainment industry disregard Asian Americans and people of color in general. While there is still progress that needs to be made, he said theater has the power to connect cultures and close that divide.
There has been an exponential rise in Anti-Asian hate incidents reported throughout the United States. The Graphic stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community and our AAPI peers against anti-Asian racism and hate.
In the midst of the pandemic, people have just now realized that Asian lives are increasingly exposed to hate crimes. If anyone wants to use the abbreviation ALM, make sure it’s a reference to how Asian Lives Matter.
Director Lulu Wang transforms her real-life family lie into a bittersweet movie. It describes the pain of having to say goodbye to a family member and dives into the life of a Chinese American.
At a time when most people fear the coronavirus, Asian Americans face an added threat as reports of racism and hate crimes increase.
“Your hair is so exotic — can I touch it?”
“You came from Colombia — is that why you are so spicy?”
“Oh, you’re from Hong Kong! You think you can help me with my math homework?”
“I always wanted a gay best friend!”