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White Indians
by n+1, n+1

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stunningly good take on the model minority myth (for south asians)

, n. and , n. (2013). White Indians. n+1, 16, pp. 6-9

(adjective) fatty oily / (adjective) smooth and greasy in texture or appearance / (adjective) plastic / (adjective) full of unction / (adjective) revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality

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All these facts, even the crimes, are sources of unctuous pride for South Asians, both in America and the mother countries

—p.8 by n+1, n+1
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6 months, 1 week ago

All these facts, even the crimes, are sources of unctuous pride for South Asians, both in America and the mother countries

—p.8 by n+1, n+1
notable
6 months, 1 week ago
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[...] the unparalleled success of South Asian immigrants is largely the consequence of a famous peculiarity in subcontinental emigration: a quota system that tended to favor professionals has made the drain from South Asia (chiefly India) almost entirely brain. Both education and capital emigrated to America (though they frequently flew back home to visit); this has meant that the brown people who arrived here were not even very brown in their mother countries. They were often high-caste (if not upper-class) Hindus fluent in English. Unless they were Punjabis whose world had been scythed by Partition, they barely registered the passions and arguments of the independence struggle, knowing only the misery of the subcontinental poverty they had to escape. When they left India, the immigrants fled politics as well as joblessness. When they arrived in cold war–era America, they were prepared to play it safe.

not exactly the same as for east asians (regional specificities), but there are definitely parallels

—p.8 by n+1, n+1 6 months, 1 week ago

[...] the unparalleled success of South Asian immigrants is largely the consequence of a famous peculiarity in subcontinental emigration: a quota system that tended to favor professionals has made the drain from South Asia (chiefly India) almost entirely brain. Both education and capital emigrated to America (though they frequently flew back home to visit); this has meant that the brown people who arrived here were not even very brown in their mother countries. They were often high-caste (if not upper-class) Hindus fluent in English. Unless they were Punjabis whose world had been scythed by Partition, they barely registered the passions and arguments of the independence struggle, knowing only the misery of the subcontinental poverty they had to escape. When they left India, the immigrants fled politics as well as joblessness. When they arrived in cold war–era America, they were prepared to play it safe.

not exactly the same as for east asians (regional specificities), but there are definitely parallels

—p.8 by n+1, n+1 6 months, 1 week ago

(noun) a eulogistic oration or writing / (noun) formal or elaborate praise

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which he gratified with the following panegyric

—p.9 missing author
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6 months, 1 week ago

which he gratified with the following panegyric

—p.9 missing author
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6 months, 1 week ago