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January 27, 2013 11:27 AM Subscribe
When did people stop using the term "model minority"?
posted by jason's_planet to society & culture (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
During my high school years, these being the mid-to-late 1980s, it was not uncommon to hear the term "model minority" usually in reference to East Asians. The expression is, of course, problematic for quite a few reasons that I don't think I need to elaborate on here. It's been a long time since I've heard that phrase or seen it in print so I'm going to assume that it's dropped out of common usage. (In American English, at least.)
So when did people stop using the term?
Many thanks in advance.