The Model Minority in the Liberal State

In a 1981 speech, Ronald Reagan lauded Asian Americans as “exemplars of hope and inspiration” due to their allegedly natural intelligence and work ethic. This model minority conceptualization marks a sharp detour from the Yellow Peril panic that once stigmatized Asians as unassimilable, threatening Others.

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Cosmetic: A Comparative Analysis of Imperialism’s Effect on Bollywood and Malayalam Film

Today’s India is one the fastest growing nations in terms of technology and business. But years of brutal British imperialism has undoubtedly left its mark in the form of economic difficulties and deep social divides. Yet one of the most pervasive influences of imperialism remains subtle and shrouded by state boundaries: cinematic culture.

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