For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn’t translate to professional achievement

Erika Beras Mar 21, 2019
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Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn’t translate to professional achievement

Erika Beras Mar 21, 2019
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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Asian-Americans have the highest percentage of college grads of any minority group. And though they represent just 6 percent of the population, they account for 20 percent of Ivy League students. But once they enter the workforce, it’s a different story. 

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