Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


Asian-Americans are often recognized for their merit among the minority groups. They attain jobs that allow them to hit the glass ceiling while also being recognized for their academic success. The society sees Asian Americans as the model minorities, a minority group that has been able to thrive in the Eurocentric society. They are the epitome of success for which other minority groups should strive for as an example. However, the idea of Model Minority sets a guise over Asian-Americans and the struggles they face. The purpose of this senior capstone is to examine in depth on how the Model Minority myth has negatively impact on Asian American students.