Ohhhh!! Just to clarify, the point I made in ralation to Aa being underrepresented was related to a response your comment received from someone else.
Argh!!! I had written this really great answer for your posting, but I just erased everything by accident!!!!! Anyway, Elchoson, I do agree that Asian Americans deserve the same opportunity given to other minorities in this nation, but stating that they are much better off in comparisson to other minorities is an over simplification of the situation. There is quite a large number of Koreans in this nation who are here illegally and working very hard to make up for that fact (just as many Mexicans do). An average income of $50,000 is really nothing for a family of 3 or 4 people. Even worse, the fact that $50,000 is the average doesn't mean that the majority of Asian Americans families in this nation make that amount. On the contrary, for every successfully Asian American who followed the 'Confucial ideal of studying" mentioned in your post, there is always the Asian American individual who ends up dropping out of college of graduating with a mediocre GPA. To give an example, you appear to be a member of a middle class family. Well, if you live in Philadelphia or San Francisco, you will meet many Korean Americans who simply are not able to afford an education. Hell, I have met many Koreans who are in this nation in search of a better financial future. The truth (once again) is that Asian Americans are not the privileged minority so many people have the image of. On the contrary, they still suffer the same hardships as the members of any other minorities. I still think that Japan is the only real prosperous nation in Asia (by that I mean a developed nation). South Korea is getting there, but as the Asian crisis of the 90s and the recent report on families with high level of cedit debt demonstrate, this prosperity may not be permanent. The same goes ot nations such as China, Thailand and Taiwan, all nations with high GDP growth. Until we can see what the future holds for these nations, they are no different than Brazil and Mexico, both nations that were considered economic miracles in the 70s. Thus, we can still have a high level of illegal immigration wave from Asia, although of course not as high as the case of Mexico.