May 18th, 2021
I want to take this time to share my thoughts on the model minority myth and how it applies to Asian Americans. Click on the Twitter thread below or click here to read the complete (12-part) thread:
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.— Youyang Gu (@youyanggu) May 18, 2021
I want to take this thread to address something that means a lot to me personally:
The myth of the model minority and why everyone, intentionally or unintentionally, can fall for the myth.
In the face of discrimination & injustice, I’ve always been taught to put my head down and ignore it. But this past year has taught me that this simply isn’t enough. Seeing so many of my peers speak out against inequality and bigotry has inspired me to do the same.
Thank you to Vincent Zhou and ABC News for featuring me in the Good Morning America GMA Inspiration List for AAPI Heritage Month!