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Asian American History 101

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Mar 22, 2021

Welcome to Episode 18 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! In this week’s episode, hosts Gen & Ted Lai discuss the history of the model minority myth as well as some of the modern effects of the model minority myth. This is part 1 of the 2 part special. We also take some time to talk about the continued violence against Asians in the U.S., and we celebrate the achievements made recently in awards shows, including the Grammy Awards, the Golden Globes, the People’s Choice Awards, and the recent Oscar nominations. Take a moment to watch Alan Kim’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor in Minari. Want to learn more? Visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at

  • 0:45, Re-visiting Anti-Asian Violence, Atlanta
  • 5:50, History of the Model Minority Myth and Some Data
  • 17:40, Celebrating Asian Americans at Awards Shows