Apparently on the East Coast the exact converse is true - there is an Asian drain out to the west coast and thus in fact Asians ARE URM in the east - which is why an asian male might ge given the academic benefits of URM status on an application to say Vanderbilt, while that exact same asian male certainly would not be considered URM if he applied to say Berkeley .....The moral of the story? Asians are taking over the world
This is like asking why are Jews not URMs.
i was looking at some statistics, and i was wondering why the asian race is not considered an under-represented minority.they make up only about 2% of the law profession, while making up 3.6% of the total population. while they are not as "under-represented" as a whole than other minorities, namely hispanics who make up 12.5% of the total population but have only 3.9% in law, they are still under represented as a percentage of the total population.so what gives?*these statistics are from the 2000 census, fyi.
Another question that comes up is WHY are these asians overrepresented? Many of them came from just as disadvantaged backgrounds if not worse. Jeez, a good number of them come here not even knowing the language and still wind up more successful that the average "URM". By supporting AA, are we basically saying that certain groups are inferior and can't make it without help?