Lee referred to a recent WSJ (Wall Street Journal) article, The New White Flight (cf. Thomas Sowell’s commentary about it at capmag.com) and the Asian Week editorial about it, Diversity is NOT Black and White. [ht: Musings of an Urban Christian] For those of you who are skimmers and scanners, here’s the quick read summary: In Cupertino, California, a growing Asian American student population is causing rising academic standards — and causing many white parents to withdraw their children from the school and some to move out of the community.
Compare and contrast with this excerpt from this GMA (Good Morning America on ABC) piece [ht: Peter Ong] : Are Asian Children Smarter? Authors Explain How Their Parents Motivated Them to Learn
Asian-Americans comprise only 4 percent of the United States’ population, yet they make up 20 percent of the Ivy League. The daughters of Korean immigrants and authors of “Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers ? and How You Can Too“, Dr. Soo Kim Abboud and Jane Kim, say their parents raised them to be successful. Abboud is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jane Kim is a lawyer who specializes in immigration issues.