Friday, December 20, 2013

Why Asian Americans Excel From Academics to Creative Arts

Despite institutional racism and discriminatory affirmative action policies, Asian students find ways to succeed. Is there some ancient cultural secret? How is it that Asian American students dominate their White, Hispanic and Black peers in nearly every subject at every grade level from the start of kindergarten to graduate school? And the word dominate is not an overstatement. Consider the results of the following tests – See:

While Asian Americans make up only 4% of the U.S. population, Asian-American students make up a much higher percentage of student bodies in top universities around the country. The percentages are astounding: 24% at Stanford, 18% at Harvard, and 25% at both Columbia and Cornell. More Asian Americans over the age of 25 have bachelor's degrees and advanced degrees than any other race or ethnic group. And after outperforming their colleagues in school, Asian Americans also bring home higher incomes than their non-Asian counterparts - almost $10,000 more annually than the rest of the population (2002 statistics). Read full article:

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Television shows, ranging from “Glee” to “Lost,” are finally responding to the burgeoning proliferation of Asian American talent, and new, endearing roles for Asians are springing up all across the networks.
From: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Asian! Read more

And when the road is that much difficult,.....Asian-Americans, rather than playing the role of victim, have created their own opportunities. Case in point: The New York Times wrote an article a few months ago of how Asian-Americans are utilizing You Tube to get their music and art out there. Read more:

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