Demystifying Americanness: The Model Minority Myth and The Black-Korean Relationship

  title={Demystifying Americanness: The Model Minority Myth and The Black-Korean Relationship},
  author={Seunghee Yi and William T. Hoston},
The recent incidents involving both Black American and Korean American communities across the United States have reopened the old wounds between the two minority communities, recalling the two tragic incidents in the 1990s: the death of Latasha Harlins (1991) and the Los Angeles Uprising/Sa-I-Gu (1992). Revisiting and reevaluating these two cases, this article argues that the myth of true Americanness, channeled and reinforced through the concept of model minority, has not only shaped and… 
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