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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:58 PM

The Rise of Asian Americans

Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center.

A century ago, most Asian Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination. Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines. When newly minted medical school graduate Priscilla Chan married Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last month, she joined the 37% of all recent Asian-American brides who wed a non-Asian groom.1

These milestones of economic success and social assimilation have come to a group that is still majority immigrant. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of Asian-American adults were born abroad; of these, about half say they speak English very well and half say they donít.

Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States. The educational credentials of these recent arrivals are striking. More than six-in-ten (61%) adults ages 25 to 64 who have come from Asia in recent years have at least a bachelorís degree. This is double the share among recent non-Asian arrivals, and almost surely makes the recent Asian arrivals the most highly educated cohort of immigrants in U.S. history.

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http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/06/19/the-rise-of-asian-americans/

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:27 PM

1. Certainly matches what I've seen in my area.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 06:33 PM

2. I didn't know that.

That "Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States."

Hey, I noticed that you say that you are a Dean Democrat.
I'm not sure what you mean by that.
Did you get involved with talking about politics because of Dean?
Did you follow politics before Bush was put in the White House by the Supreme Court in 2000?

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 06:50 PM

3. I call myself a Dean Democrat

Because I liked everything He said, and I became involved with his Campaign. I worked for the Dean Campaign in San Francisco, and was so disappointed when he dropped out. I did follow politics before Bush, but there were never any Democrats I was passionate about, to actually go out and volunteer for, until Howard Dean came along. Listening to his words, inspired me to go out and campaign for him. Go door to door, pass out flyers, and sign people up to vote.

Later I became an Obama supporter, though perhaps not as active as I had been for Howard Dean.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. You're very kind, intelligent, nice, sophisticated, and friendly.

How old are you, anyway?
You get along with everyone, it seems, and have a great outlook on life.
Every time I see a post made by you in a thread in one of the other forums, your comments are positive, almost all of time.



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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:18 PM

5. Heh...

I always tell people I am over 21.

I suppose my posts are influenced by traditions taught to me by my Japanese father, and my mother who is Korean and Japanese. I grew up going to a school in San Francisco where no one group of people were dominate. We had Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, Whites, Native Americans, and people with cultures from all over the globe. We had people in our classrooms who were gay, straight, bi and even one who later became transsexual. I have always thought of San Francisco as a place that could mirror what America could be like, where everyone got along, could contribute and could celebrate their differences. We had great teachers, and we had great friends from all over the world. I guess I have been lucky, if not blessed to live in this wonderful place.

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