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Latest Good at math? Work hard? Some Asian Americans bristle at Andrew Yang’s use of stereotypes.

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ADAD“Well, I’m Asian, so you know I love to work,” Yang told Wallace, before delving into how he would broaden the definition of work.

It is these offhand remarks that have left some Asian Americans feeling disaffected, even as they acknowledge his candidacy is historic.

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center study, Asian Americans have the largest income disparity of any ethnic group, and that income gap is widening rapidly.

Yang “implicitly suggests that the Asian American experience is only represented by his specific middle-to-wealthy-upper-class East Asian American experience,” Fang said.

That, she said, “completely flattens all of the other ways people are Asian American and don’t have access to health care and access to higher education.”

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