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Asians Are Naturally Smarter Stereotype Assignment Initial beliefs I had a number of friends growing up that were Asian and they all seemed to be really smart, talented students. They always got really good grades and took all the hardest math and science classes. It was pretty much expected that they would get good grades. As far as stereotypes go, there are certainly worse characteristics to be assigned. In any case, I’m a little curious about how Asians feel about this stereotype themselves and how it affects them. Evidence in support of the stereotype Demographics of top 10 public high schools in California (ranking based on a combination of California State English/Language Arts Standards and Algebra I exam scores for 10 th -12 th grade, www.schooldigger.com ): 1. Gretchen Whitney High: 81.9% Asian, 9.2% Latino, 3.5% White, 1.9% Black, 3.5% Other 2. Oxford Academy: 59% Asian, 15% white, 14% Latino, 11% Filipino/Polynesian, 1% black 3. Lowell High School: 75% Asian, 15% White, 7% Latino, 3% Black 4. La Canada High: 59.7% White, 26.5% Asian, 2.9% Latino, 0.4% Black, 10.5% Other 5. Pacific Collegiate Charter: 73.1% White, 11% Asian, 5.8% Latino, 1.4% Black 8.6% Other 6. West Campus High: 31.9% White, 31.8% Asian, 27.2% Latino, 7.8% Black, 1.3% Other. 7. Palo Alto High: 57.2% White, 20.2% Asian, 6.6% Latino, 3.9% Black, 12.1% Other 8. San Marino High: 67.1% Asian, 26.7% White, 4.6% Latino, 0.4% Black, 1.1% Other 9. Lynbrook High: 75.7% Asian, 20.9% White, 2.4% Latino, 0.7% Black, 0.3 % Other 10. Mira Costa High: 65.9% White, 7.6% Asian, 6.8% Latino, 2.6% Black, 17% Other
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Given the demographics available from the California Public School system (accessed at projects.latimes.com/schools/), Asian Americans constitute only 13% of the overall student body in the state of California. The percentages available seem to suggest a higher percentage of Asian children in top-achieving schools, which lends credence to the stereotype. Evidence challenging the stereotype Yoon, S. N. (2005). Comparing the intelligence and creativity scores of Asian American gifted students with Caucasian gifted students. Dissertation Abstracts. The study compared the performance of academically gifted Asian American and Caucasian 4 th through 6 th grade students on measures of creativity and intelligence. Participants were administered the Standard Progressive Matrices to measure intelligence and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking to measure creativity. No statistically significant differences were found between Asian American and Caucasian students on either measure. Nor were differences found among Asian subgroups (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Southeast Asian). Opinions demonstrating the stereotype
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