A Positive Stereotype Both Helps and Harms Asian-American Students

Aaron Salcido

Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at the U. of California at Irvine: “The groups who have filed the complaints against Harvard tend to be those who are from the most highly educated segment of Asian-Americans.” But groups like Cambodians, Laotians, and Hmong are also Asian-Americans, she says, and they have higher high-school-dropout rates than African-Americans and Latinos.
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Asian-American organizations last week voiced their frustration in gaining access to elite colleges by filing federal complaints alleging discrimination by the admissions offices of Harvard University and other Ivy League institutions. The heavy...

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