Caroline Le, Community Catalyst Dental Access Project Intern

Being labeled an Asian American comes with a privilege: in any moment, I have the ability to flex my white-adjacent skin and reap the benefits of the white experience. Consequently, for most Asian Americans, it is easier to assimilate to the harmful “model-minority” myth, which describes the Asian-American community as a group of law-abiding, hyper-intelligent beings, than not fitting in at all.