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Report Takes Aim at ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype of Asian-American Students - NYTimes.com

There are many problems with the "model minority" stereotype that negatively effects Asians and other minorities alike. This particular report focuses on the large numbers of Asians who are NOT doing well... 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/education/10asians.html
The report, by New York University, the College Boardand a commission of mostly Asian-American educators and community leaders, largely avoids the debates over both affirmative action and the heavy representation of Asian-Americans at the most selective colleges.
But it pokes holes in stereotypes about Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, including the perception that they cluster in science, technology, engineering and math. And it points out that the term "Asian-American" is extraordinarily broad, embracing members of many ethnic groups.

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