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The model minority myth is the assumption that Asian Americans have overcome all barriers to success in the US, and implies they make up an intelligent, hard-working minority group that has achieved the American Dream. Unfortunately, these depictions aren’t always the case, and they have created unrealistic expectations many Asian Americans simply cannot live up to in work, academic and social settings. Come and join us as we debate the facts and myths surrounding the model minority.
A light lunch will be provided
This is the sixth discussion in the Who are Asian Pacific Americans? bi-weekly series hosted by AAA and the Asian Culture Center.
A computer geek turned director makes her debut with Saving Face, the first Asian American Hollywood film since The Joy Luck Club.
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In Shanghai, she was Wen Yan Lu.
In Hong Kong, she became Man Yin Luk, the Cantonese version of her Mandarin Chinese name. Officials made her change her name when she immigrated there at age 16.
At Northwestern, she is Roxanne. Although she is still officially Man Yin Luk, the Weinberg freshman goes by the traditionally American first name to make her name more memorable in the United States, she said.
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