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b. personal reaction - Alison Claire Burnette B Personal...

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Alison Claire Burnette March 10, 2009 B. Personal Reaction Asian American students are typically stereotyped as the “smart kids” in class. They tend to always excel, and other students usually look up to these exemplary students. Additionally, teachers usually praise and reward the high academic achievements of this group of students. Maybe I was not fully aware of all the gifted and talented educational opportunities at my school because I do not remember any particulars. I do, however, remember very clearly our national championship winning math team (of which I was most definitely NOT a part). Looking back through my yearbooks, it is evident that the Asian American students dominated that team. They were no longer minorities; instead, they represented the majority population. There were more Asian Americans than whites, and after that, there was virtually no diversity. During my high school years this did not startle me in the least… I guess it was just something with which I was familiar. After
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