Did the existence of anti-discriminatory laws benefit Asians more than theirBlack and Latino counterparts? Asians definitely benefited from the existence,practice and enforcement of these laws, but what about the other minorities? Idon't believe the difference between yellow and black skin is enough to explainthe preferential hiring of Asians over African-Americans, especially sinceAfrican-Americans as a whole possess a much greater mastery over the Englishlanguage.
As for the poor and disadvantaged Asians referred to, I had not in mind therefugees and aided individuals, mostly the ravaged from the Vietnam war. I hadin mind the ones who left their countries looking for a better life, left dueto cutthroat competition, etc. These were the people that came here with notmore than a few dollars in their pockets, no family or government support, andsupported themselves through school. Their numbers are not so small as to bediscounted.
So regardless of an individual's past, whether their ancestors were refugees,slaves, or just regular immigrants, would it be unreasonable to assume that thepresent individual would be able to take advantage of more racially-fairmindsets, be able to work hard, and make it on their own without having to fallback on the "crutch" of AA.