The Obama administration is arguably the first presidency to recognize that. According to the Miami Herald and Associated Press, the White House is breaking down the data into as many groups as possible to uncover disparities.
Just 10 percent of the Samoans and 12 percent of the Laotian Americans ages 25 and older have received bachelor degrees.
A two day meeting was held at the White House to look at how best to tackle these problems and flesh them out from the data.
“Of course we take a lot of pride in the success of individuals in the Asian-American/Pacific Islander community, but what we try to emphasize is we do a disservice not looking at the full breadth of circumstances and the different experiences of all these individuals,” Kiran Ahuja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, said.