Within the model minority rhetoric, Asian Americans are represented as “good” minorities and African Americans are represented as “bad” minorities. Here, the achievements of Asian Americans are used to discipline African Americans. As model minorities, Asian Americans achieved the status of “honorary Whites”. Again it is important to point out that the honorary whiteness of Asian Americans was granted at the expense of Blacks. It is also significant that as “honorary Whites,” Asian Americans do not have the actual privileges associated with “real” whiteness.– Jennifer Lee (via wretchedoftheearth) Via Inside My Head
Just had me some mogu mogu juice. Unfortunately, it was the coconut flavor and not the ever lovely lychee, but hey, so long as I can chew my juice I’m happy. I’m glad I’m not the only person on the planet who enjoys chewable drinks.