a minoritized racial, ethnic, religious, or social group, or a member of such a group, that is stereotypically viewed by the dominant group as being more successful or embodying traits more valuable to society than other such groups or individuals: Paradoxically, Asian Americans are perceived as both a model minority—happier, more successful, and more educated—and as perpetual foreigners.
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How to use model minority in a sentence
The Japanese American Citizens League: “This study perpetuates false stereotypes and the model minority.”
By any measure, Diane Tran is that “model minority” Asian-American teen you think you already know.
Shattering another “model-minority” myth, there are far more poor Asian-Americans than you might think.
Indian-Americans are a much-touted model minority among the wider U.S. immigrant population.