Professor Robyn Magalit Rodriguez Publishes Introduction in the Journal of Asian American Studies


"Being a dog would be better than being a worker in the United States." This comment was made by a Chinese immigrant worker employed in San Francisco's Chinatown as part of a participatory action research project led by the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). Inasmuch as Asian Americans continue to be figured as "model minorities" in most mainstream accounts—whether it be in popular culture and the media or by politicians—this quote is a sobering reminder that "model minority" status is very much a myth for many working-class Asian immigrants.

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