NEW! Dispel Model Minority Myth Sweatshirt - Self Sovereignty
NEW! Dispel Model Minority Myth Sweatshirt - Self Sovereignty
NEW! Dispel Model Minority Myth Sweatshirt - Self Sovereignty
NEW! Dispel Model Minority Myth Sweatshirt - Self Sovereignty
NEW! Dispel Model Minority Myth Sweatshirt - Self Sovereignty

NEW! Dispel Model Minority Myth Sweatshirt

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What is the model minority myth?
The myth of the model minority is based on stereotypes. It perpetuates a narrative in which Asian American children are whiz kids or musical geniuses. Within the myth of the model minority, moms force children to work harder and be better than everyone else, while nerdy, effeminate dads hold prestigious—but not leadership—positions in industries like medicine and accounting. This myth characterizes Asian Americans as a polite, law-abiding group who have achieved a higher level of success than the general population through some combination of innate talent and pull-yourselves-up-by-your-bootstraps immigrant striving.

What's so bad about it?
While most people agree that negative stereotypes of Asian Americans are harmful, some still question the harm of the model minority myth. What could be so bad about being part of a group that’s seen as being successful? Like all stereotypes, the model minority myth erases the differences among individuals. The model minority myth operates alongside the myth of Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners. The model minority myth is just one of a collection of stereotypes about Asian American people. Popular television and films exoticize Asian culture and peoples. If you’re a man, you’re a kung fu master. If you’re a woman, you’re a submissive sex object. If you’re gender non-binary or transgender, you don’t exist at all. Mickey Rooney’s racist portrayal in Breakfast at Tiffany’s lives in our collective imagination alongside every East or South Asian actor who has played a bit part as a humorless doctor or IT guy.


**Please note our prices have changed to reflect equitable prices for all sizes.

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FIT & FEATURES:
/ Relaxed pre-shrunk unisex fit 
50/50 cotton/polyester
Double-needle stitched
/ Athletic rib knit collar

PRODUCT DETAILS:
50/50 cotton/polyester / Machine wash cold / Tumble dry low

A sturdy and warm sweatshirt bound to keep you warm in the colder months. A pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater that's made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel. 

Size Guideline: I'm 5'3, 130lbs and I wear a medium for a loose fit, and a small for a tighter fit. 

Please make sure you choose the right size as we can only refund or exchange an item if it's damaged. Thank you.


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Width, cm
50.8
55.9
61
66
71.1
76.2
81.3
86.4
Length, cm
66
68.5
71.1
73.6
76.2
78.7
81.2
83.8
Sleeve length, cm
50.8
53.4
55.9
58.4
61
63.5
66.1
68.6

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We're ethical

We want you to feel good about wearing our clothes and to know where it comes from. To minimise waste and landfill, we print our clothes as orders come in. We also ensure our clothes are made in WRAP certified factories around the world. We use water-based ink which is environmentally friendly and safer for humans. 

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We give back 10% of our profits to causes that align with our mission and share our values. Some of these organisations include: Save Mauna Kea, Protect Ihumātao, Dig Deep Navajo Water Project, InsideOUT New Zealand, LGBT Center Los Angeles, Black Lives Matter, Bail Project and Southern Poverty Law.

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