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Wen Ho Lee Fallout

NPR's Phillip Martin reports on Asian Americans who believe government and media handling of the Wen Ho Lee case exemplifies the power of lingering anti-Asian prejudice in American culture. Activists and civil rights advocates say the stereotype of the 'model minority' quickly melted into the older canard of the Asian American as suspicious, perpetually foreign and potentially disloyal. It's an attitude that worsens whenever there's tension between the U.S. and any Asian country or when an Asian or Asian American is the subject of bad news.

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