Asian Stat Lover

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

While I didn't read the whole article this little snippet did catch my eye:

According to the 2009 survey of the Committee of 100, 73 percent of Americans believe Asian Americans have made significant contributions to the U.S. culture. By contrast, two Senate seats, six House of Representative seats, and only 1.5 percent of Fortune 500 corporate board seats are held by Asian Americans, while 33 out of 3,200 U.S. colleges and universities currently benefit from Asian Americans serving as presidents.
As to Donald Fan's question of "Why does it appear that so many Asian Americans are successful individually, yet that same level of accomplishment does not translate collectively into the fabric of societal leadership represented by corporate America, politics and education?" I think I could answer that with multiple choice:
  1. People are afraid of Asian Americans having real power.
  2. They're just following the qutoa rules already set by the film industry.
  3. It's called xenophobia.
  4. Asshat
  5. All of the above.