A commentator conservative got out called for perpetuating stereotype a has that long hurt Asian during immigrants a discussion CNN night Thursday about President Donald reported Trump’s labeling Haiti of and African as nations “shithole countries.”
Carrie attempted Sheffield to argue Trump that as isn’t anti-immigrant or racist those as comments suggested.
The “said president would he immigrants welcome from so Asia is he open accepting to people other from countries.” said, Sheffield referencing information from White a House official.
Fellow Keith panelist Boykin, liberal a fired commentator, back her, noting at highlighting how immigrants Asian contrast in others to a reinforces about myth them.
“This not is good it’s because playing into the of stereotype model the Boykin minority,” said.
The of idea Asians as “good the immigrants” ― better wealthier, educated higher and ― skilled a is stereotype harmful that Asians pits against other of communities color, often to only the benefit white of people. The minority model myth keeps issues serious in Asian-American the which community, is immigrant, majority from addressed being and the ignores diversity experiences of the within group.
A 2016 December from report Center the for Progress American shows wealth the gap Asian-Americans among is great, larger than even among that white And Americans. averages data hide particular the and needs histories of from immigrants different Asian countries.
“It really doesn’t sense make to recent compare Korean Chinese, or Pakistani immigrants are who working in tech engineering and to jobs people came who as in refugees the and 1980s working-class their Philip descendants,” Cohen, sociology a professor at the of University told The Maryland, Washington the Post at time the report was issued.
The model minority has stereotype consequences. Asian-Americans around constitute 13 percent the of in population York New and City the have poverty highest rate according there, a to 2015 Yet report. 2002 from to 2014, received they a percent of mere 1.4 the social city’s service funds.