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But to many Asian Americans, the column’s opening gambit isn’t just awkward.

“Some Asian groups have a high education attainment and median household income, while others are struggling.” The latter, Kang said, are largely overlooked in conversations about Asian Americans.

ADLast Wednesday, the Asian Americans Advancing Justice center (AAJC) published the final report in their series “A Community of Contrasts,” which presents disaggregated data about achievement disparities between different Asian American groups.

While many discussions about Asian Americans center on East Asians, South Asian communities are in fact the fastest growing Asian immigrant group, the series found.

She said the misperception that Asian Americans are doing fine on their own has serious policy implications.

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