Post-game breakdown: Fact checks and analysis from the 2nd Democratic debate. She received a D. But even as detailed data on education and income across the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander AAPI spectrum has begun debunking this myth, experts say the stereotype still persists. That, experts say, can create additional pressures and lead to mental health issues.
Affirmative action in college admissions has never been more imperiled than it is today. With the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era guidelines that support the practice of race-conscious admissions. A high-profile federal lawsuit alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans could eventually give a conservative Supreme Court the opportunity to strike down affirmative action. Spearheaded by anti-affirmative action legal strategist Edward Blum , the lawsuit—brought by a group called Students for Fair Admissions—claims that Harvard illegally discriminates against Asian American applicants by limiting their admissions numbers each year.
Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Skip to main content. What information do you want to search for? Asian Americans have historically been used as a wedge to create infighting amongst communities of color who are all disadvantaged by white-dominated institutions and society. Perhaps the best example is the casting of Japanese Americans and later, by extension, Asian Americans as a whole as a model minority.
The AAPI population will more than double to over 51 million by Despite this tremendous growth, AAPIs remain one of the most understudied racial groups in the country. Lack of data, including granular data on AAPIs, has given rise to the model minority myth —the notion that virtually all AAPIs are self-sufficient, well-educated, and upwardly mobile.