Asian Americans as a Model Minority: Self-Perceptions and Perceptions by other Racial Groups

  title={Asian Americans as a Model Minority: Self-Perceptions and Perceptions by other Racial Groups},
  author={Paul Wong and C. F. Lai and Richard H. Nagasawa and Tieming Lin},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={118 - 95}
Although an abundance of anecdotal and journalistic articles about Asian Americans as a model minority has appeared in the past two decades, a review of the literature revealed surprisingly few empirical studies on this subject. Specifically, no research has been done on whether Asian Americans perceive themselves as a model minority and how they are perceived by other racial groups. In this paper, the results of a sample survey of a large public land-grant university on Asian Americans' self… Expand
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