The Model Minority Myth Isn’t an American Problem—It’s an International Problem

It’s a widespread issue for the entire Asian community

Jensen Lo
Published in
8 min readMay 29, 2021

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I graduated with a master’s in engineering in 2017. It was one of the most thrilling moments in my life. But what followed for the next couple of years revived my lifelong struggle with Asian stereotypes. Photo courtesy of the author

“Mum, I want to be an astronaut. Going to space is so cool!” I told my mum after reading a book about the Milky Way.

“You will have to move to another country. Somewhere like the U.S. We don’t have such things…

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Jensen Lo

I write about the Asian experience I grew up with and would like to connect with like-minded people through storytelling. Connect at clippings.me/users/jensenlo