What statistics beg for is explanations, reasons “why?”. If a certain people group seems to out-lie from a statistic, we should be asking why that is. South-East Asians are the poorest and most-under-educated of Asians living in America; ok, so why might that be? Is it ALL South-East Asians or some more than others? As far as causes go: could it be because they are refugees fleeing state-sponsored violence or civil war? Yes? Ok, but what about Cubans? Most of the Cubans who fled the Communist Revolution in Cuba are today actually some of the most-wealthy Latinos living in America–despite the fact that mostly they arrived in Florida with no possessions and only the money they could actually carry with them (which was basically value-less unless it was already converted into USD before they fled…) and were the victims of state-sponsored violence/civil war. So, a counter-example acts as sufficient proof that it can’t solely and necessarily be the fact that they’re refugees that causes their poverty, (although I’m sure that contributes to it to-varying-degrees.)
“As someone who is Asian, I can say that Asians have really benefited from affirmative action,” he said. “When schools were heavily white, Asians were not in the applicant pool. But now there is a new generation of immigrants applying, especially from places like India and China, and that is putting even more pressure on Asian-Americans trying to get into top schools. If they knocked out our ability to use affirmative action, certain Asian groups would benefit far more than others.”
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Again, we need to remember that not all Asian Americans are the same. For every Chinese American or South Asian who has a college degree, the same number of Southeast Asians are still struggling to adapt to their lives in the U.S. For example, as shown in the tables in the article, Vietnamese Americans only have a college degree attainment rate of 20%, less than half the rate for other Asian American ethnic groups. The rates for Laotians, Cambodians, and Hmong are even lower at less than 10%.Now there’s people of color everywhere, in all walks of life, even in high places, but is this a good thing? You have to ask, for what and for whose benefit? At UCLA, for example, there are dozens of Asian American organizations, but is this progress? They’re still doing the equivalent of Miss Chinatowns. Asian American Studies is now more professional and institutional than community-based. [So-called professional Asian Americanists] have become like who they replaced, and the irony is they relate better to today’s students than we do.Did the movement’s professionalization doom Asian America to a political vacuum? Ishizuka is ambivalent, but overall, concludes that the movement she grew up in was a radical big bang that was meant to have a short half-life.Because ethnic identity among second generation Asian Americans is inevitably tied to the process of assimilation, we should recognize the different forms of assimilation and how different factors can affect assimilation outcomes. Among the most famous conceptions of assimilation is the distinction between behavioral assimilation (otherwise known as "acculturation") and structural or socioeconomic assimilation.Asian American activism has always hovered awkwardly between historical reverence and self-consciousness about the future, so Ishizuka appreciates the movement in its past present tense.