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I Left The United States to Reclaim My Chinese Identity

The coronavirus pandemic exposed the sham of the ‘model minority’ myth

A photo of the back of a young Asian woman walking through a local market street in Hong Kong.
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TThe “model minority” myth that supposedly privileges Asians in the United States compared to other social and ethnic minorities has been exposed for what it is: a sham of thinly veiled tolerance that fell apart at the hint of a threat. The coronavirus

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Ani Hao

Ani Hao

Feminist journalist, editor, media consultant and DJ. Founder of Agora Juntas (Rio de Janeiro), currently based in Hong Kong.

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