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Asian superiorty- analysis of ronald takaki

            Ronald Takaki emphasizes in his article, "The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority," to not assume that all Asian Americans are indeed successful, and it is wrong to generalize any particular race as more advanced over another. Takaki focuses on all the unfairness that goes on in today's marketplace and with the discrimination Asian Americans receive. His argument mainly states interesting facts that contradict what we read in the newspapers or hear on the evening news. Takaki is angered and wishes for everyone to understand that Asians are not the "Model Minority". There is no such thing as a model minority. Immigrants" struggle just as hard or harder to make ends meet and become successful. .
             Takaki points out that politicians as well as the general public use Asian Americans as comparisons to how another minority should act. For example, Takaki states, "If Asian Americans can make it, many politicians and pundits ask, why can't African Americans?" Takaki throughout his essay seems annoyed at the assumption that Asians are the model minority. He feels that it is unfair for politicians and the public to say the Asian community is a model and it is wrong for politicians to compare the Asians to any other minority. The fact is, there is no model minority, and Takaki seems to point out that not every family, or even every single person in the Asian community, is the same and it is not correct and a huge overgeneralization to assume that Asian Americans are ""excessively, even provocatively" successful in gaining admission to universities." Because the fact is that not all Asians, or all of any type of minority, are the same and it is unfair to those who are not successful to be looked over and assumed, that since they are of a particular race with a great reputation, they will be as successful as their group is understood to be. .
             Takaki is annoyed at the stereotype that is placed on Asians and how the assumption of Asians being a "model minority" can very well pit minorities against each other.

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