7._Model_Minority_and_Educational_Opportunity

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Model Minority and Educational Opportunity
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Model Minority Characteristics Exceptional Educational Achievements (Smart) Economic Upward Mobility (Hardworking) No problems (Strong families) Quiet and respectful (Filial piety)
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Model Minority Myth Issues Lumps all Asian Americans and stereotypes Masks discrimination against AAs Pits minority groups against each other Evaluative yardstick for AA identity Dishonoring to ancestors
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Educational Achievement
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Family Income Asian American family income was $9,000 more than the average American ($59,300 v. $50,000) Asian Indian and Japanese American family income was $10,000 more than the avg. AA SE Asian, esp. Hmong and Cambodian family incomes were substantially Group Family Income All families 50,046 Asian 59,324 Chinese 60,058 Filipino 65,189 Asian Indian 70,708 Vietnamese 47,103 Korean 47,624 Japanese 70,849 Cambodian 35,621 Hmong 32,384 Laotian `43,542 Pakistani 50,189 Thai 49,635 Other Asian 50,733
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Beyond the Model Minority Group Personal Income White 23,640 Blacks 16,300 Chinese 20,000 Filipino 23,000 Asian Indian 26,000 Vietnamese 16,000 Korean 16,300 Japanese 26,000 Cambodian 16,000 Hmong 16,000 Laotian 16,000 Latino 14,400 Pacific Islanders 19,100 Regional median incomes in HI and CA More workers and lower per capita income On avg. AA women earn 76% of men
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Educational Models NicoleTan GED at 9 Started UC Davi as a junior at 12 with 14 units of physiology, chemistry and Chinese.
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