Review of ‘The Making of Asian America’ by The Oregonian

From Glenn C. Altschuler’s review:

The portrayal of Asian Americans as the “model minority,” … masks differences among national groups — and the overrepresentation of Asian Americans at the bottom (as well as the top) of educational and socioeconomic privilege. And it ignores the fact that for centuries white Americans deemed Asian Americans unassimilable and racially inferior.

Lee addresses these issues – and much more – in “The Making of Asian American,” a comprehensive, informative, and engaging account of the impact of diverse communities of immigrants, often lumped into one group, on American life.

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