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The Spectrum: Why I refuse to identify as the ‘model minority’

Henry Cao, Columnist

March 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.c...

The Spectrum: Moving from shame to empowerment as a Chinese American

Bethany Ao, Contributor

May 2, 2014

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

Shame found me when I was just four years old. I had been sitting at the end of the table during lunch with my preschool classmates when I took out my lunchbox. My mom had packed me a steamed bun (mantou)  filled with pork fl...