Thank you for this clear and thoughtful explanation Allison. Throughout your story, I kept thinking that I could add "Asian American" next to White, since my community also benefits from so much unearned privilege. No matter what other challenges we face, we still have unearned privileges.
Thank you for also including reference to the "model minority" trope and explicitly acknowledging the negative side of that. Too often, we Asian Americans aren't allowed the privilege of mediocrity, as you so aptly put it.
Lots to think about here and I hope it helps more people learn from these important insights.