Affirmative action in college admissions hurts Asian Americans, especially at elite universities like Harvard.
Southeast Asian Americans, for example, have long had some of the lowest economic and educational attainment levels of all groups.
But I think we look at those statistics right, and we take out Southeast Asian folks from that, when we look at it, we see that Southeast Asian folks are the complete opposite of the model minority myth.
Beneath the “model minority” stereotype, Asian Americans face distinctive problemsEven when performing at the highest levels, Asian Americans can face formidable challenges.
Such an approach could potentially benefit Southeast Asian Americans as well as low-income East and South Asian Americans.