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Paperback The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority Book

ISBN: 0691168024

ISBN13: 9780691168029

The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

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The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values--in the middle decades of the twentieth century. As Ellen Wu shows, liberals argued for the acceptance of these immigrant communities into the national fold, charging that the failure...

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