Asian-Americans were the only racial group whose upward mobility was lower among second-generation immigrants. By Molly Fosco. When Julia Lam told her parents she was leaving her job at Facebook to start her own company, they were quick to warn her of the risks.
Positive stereotypes can make people feel like failures if they don't fulfill them. During my senior year of high school, I started dreading calculus. Every time my teacher slapped our tests face-down on our desks, I would peel up the corner of the page just enough to see the score, circled in red.
Straddling Two Worlds: The Experience of Vietnamese Refugee Children in the United States -- an excellent report that examines the current state of Vietnamese America, summarizing research findings on Vietnamese children, both those who are native born and those born in Vietnam and raised in the United States -- provides insight into the complex issues many of these youth face. Stereotypes of Asian American Students -- a very good essay on common stereotypes of Asian American students, and their damaging consequences -- includes good information about Asian American students' experiences in U. Asian American Concerns and Issues -- a website with links to many other useful sites about Asian American youth and adults. Medical and Other Facts about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders -- important statistics gathered from many sources.
By Adeel Hassan. Harvard has been accused of giving lower personality ratings to Asian-American applicants. Where did these stereotypes come from?
One experiment showed that participants held descriptive stereotypes of East Asians as being competent, cold, and non-dominant. A third experiment showed that participants preferred a white co-worker over an East Asian co-worker if that co-worker had a dominant personality. A fourth study, found that East Asians who exhibited a dominant personality at work reported higher levels of harassment than other workers.
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According to data from the U. A highly cited report on diversity in Silicon Valley by an Asian professional organization found that at five big tech firms Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, LinkedIn, and YahooAsians and Asian Americans are well represented in lower-level positions but underrepresented at management and executive levels. And Asians represent only 1.