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Asian Fortune: Equal Opportunity still a dream for many Asian Americans

discriminationA story recently published on AsAmNews about how Asian Americans are less likely to be mentored by a college professor generated quite a lot of interest (graphic by Constantin Deaconescu).

The findings came from a study from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Asian Fortune this week ran a story which  seems to reinforce the crux of that study– Asian Americans aren’t there yet when it comes to equal opportunity in the United States.

The Wharton Study follows a pattern established in other studies or polls.

A Gallup Poll in 2005  found 31 percent of Asian Americans surveyed reported incidents of employment discrimination. That’s more than any other group. African Americans came in second with 26 percent reporting incidents of workplace discrimination.

Similar results were found in a  University of Chicago study which sought to determine whether the name of a job applicant could impact their chances of employment.

The study conducted in 2000-2001 found Asian Americans and other minorities with names associated with minority groups are less likely to be called in for a job interview than whites. This is true even if the minority candidate has the same qualifications as the white candidate.

So what does all this mean in a an age of social media and the internet?

Check out the article in Asian Fortune and let us know what you think.






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