Explore the model minority stereotype, and discover how it became a label for Asian Americans and is used
to enforce racial hierarchies. - 
In 2007, researchers surveyed 180 teachers to understand if they held stereotypes about their students.
The most commonly held opinion was that Asian students were significantly more industrious, intelligent, and gentle. This might seem like a good thing, but treating this stereotype as reality can cause a surprising amount of harm. Sheila Marie Orfano and Densho dig into the model minority myth. 

Educator : Densho, Sheila Marie Orfano 
Director : Léon Moh-Cah
Narrator : Pen-Pen Chen
Animator : Léon Moh-Cah
Storyboard Artist : Léon Moh-Cah
Art Director : Léon Moh-Cah
Composer : Stephen LaRosa
Sound Designer : Stephen LaRosa
Director of Production : Gerta Xhelo
Editorial Director : Alex Rosenthal
Producer : Bethany Cutmore-Scott
Editorial Producer : Dan Kwartler
Content Associate : Abdallah Ewis
Supplementary Materials Writer : Natasha Varner

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