Are Asians higher performing than Caucasians
Asian Americans are portrayed in the spotlight of being more successful in both school and the work field than Caucasian Americans. They are raised upon higher standards than children of Caucasian parents and tend to excelled in all aspects of life. With the high expectations placed on them by their parents and peers, Asian Americans tend to be pushed harder to be more prosperous in life. The stereotype of Asians doing better in school, being held to higher standards with their parents, and more success in life, is supported through the evidence of grade point averages and observers of Asian American families.
Asian students in high school tend to earn better grades than most Caucasian students. Asian American students try to push themselves in school by taking higher level courses than required by the school. With those harder classes, students of the Asian American race on average spend more time studying and doing homework than students of the Caucasian race. Working in the homework room of an afterschool program, I help children with homework and see what they are working on. Many of the Asian children in the afterschool program have extra homework that they receive from a class they take at night called Kumon.
Kumon is a class that children take to help increase their success in school by learning higher level math and English than what is taught at their public school. Siddha, one of the Asian kindergarteners at the Williams Martial Arts and Fitness after school program takes Kumon classes. He is successfully reading small sentences and doing addition and subtraction problems at the level of a second grader, if not a little bit higher.
Children of Asian parents usually have less of a choice when it comes to extracurricular activities and their social life. Asian parents typically make their children spend more time studying and doing schoolwork and do not allow them to spend much time with friends outside of school. Aside from school, most of the extracurricular activities done by Asian Americans are more focus on intelligence and knowledge rather than enjoyment and socializing.
Many Asian American children learn to play the piano or violin as supposed to participating in sports such as soccer or basketball. Asian parents tend to instill better morals in their children as supposed to those instilled in Caucasian children. According to the article from USA Today, “Study: Asian Americans value hard work, family” more Caucasian children are born to unwed woman then Asian American children.
The hard work of Asian Americans is typically shown through a more successful and enjoyable life after completing their education. The article from USA Today stated, “Asians as a whole have a median household income of $66,000 (half make more, half less) compared with the U.S. median of $49,800.” With that being said, Indians (still considered Asian Americans) make the highest median household income based on race at $88,000 per year.
These statistics show the success in school results in higher paying jobs after college than people of the Caucasian race. Asian Americans set themselves up for more success in life through their work ethic and doing everything to the best of their abilities and household income is just one example of how they succeed in life more than the average Caucasian American.
All of the examples used in explaining the stereotypes of Asians are all connected through good work ethic instilled by their parents. Yes, they
tend to get higher grades, but they also are taught to spend more time studying and are put into knowledge enhancing extracurricular activities. All of these combined lead to a happier and overall more successful life because they put in the hard work to get higher up into the career world and continue to work hard to keep their position.