Rise of the Tiger Nation: Will we see an American-Chinese president?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Oct 28, 2012.


    Rise of the Tiger Nation

    Updated October 27, 2012, 9:32 a.m. ET

    Not only had Asian-Americans gone beyond Hispanics as the most populous group of new American immigrants. They had risen to the top in the pursuit of the American dream.

    No one would dispute the opening paragraph of the Pew Research Center's massive study of Asian-Americans, released over the summer: "Asian-Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.

    Toxic racism and then prohibitions against immigration prevented them from rising in American society for nearly a century.

    And then they did so with unique alacrity.

    Once upon a time, threatened elites at Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale secretly established a quota—known as the "numerus clausus"—for the number of Jews allowed through their exclusive gates. Today, some of these schools stand accused of discrimination against Asian-American students who, according to recent studies, must score higher than whites on standardized tests to win a golden ticket of admission.
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    How did they rise so fast so quickly?
  2. Not sure about a President but when I was in the hospital and an Asian American Doctor is here to see me, I feel better.....
  3. pspr


    No problem with me. I like asians so much that I married one!
  4. They were not given govt freebies/handouts..

  5. When I went to Berkeley in the 1980s, almost half the school was Asian. My math and science classes were often over 70% Asian (and most of the rest were Jewish).

    When choosing a school for our children, I made sure there was a large percentage of Asian and Jewish students. I want my daughters competing against the best (and learning to speak Mandarin). That's the world they're going to be living in.

    It's just a matter of time until we see an Asian-American President.
  6. I wish I coulda married TWO! :D
  7. pspr


    Some guys do just that! :eek: