Asian American white-collar professionals are the least likely group in the United States to be promoted into management.
Yet it may not be obvious to companies that there’s a problem, because Asian Americans are not considered an underrepresented minority.
And our analysis found that white professionals are about twice as likely to be promoted into management as their Asian American counterparts.
In some key measures, Asian Americans are the most successful U.S. demographic — more highly educated, for example, and with higher median incomes than any other racial group.
More significant, Asian Americans are 12% of the professional workforce while making up only 5.6% of the U.S. population.