GUEST ROOM | Model Minority No More

An Asian-interest fraternity at New York University was suspended indefinitely after screenshots of a racist exchange by its brothers went viral, sparking outrage and calls for solidarity among Asian Americans. “… We grinded significantly harder while black peoples were lazy,” read a message. “They’ve stepped on us due to jealous [sic] because of a ‘model minority’ label white people slapped on to us,” read another. The sentiments shared shed light on an uncomfortable truth: Asian complicity in anti-black racism.