Advocacy groups concerned about new Asian American study

Several Asian American advocacy groups reacted cautiously Tuesday to a major new study on U.S. Asians, saying it contains important findings but expressing concern that it could be used to perpetuate stereotypes of Asian Americans as high-achieving and with few challenges. The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, a coalition of 30 Asian American national groups, called the study, released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, an “important conversation starter.” But it said the report could lead to conclusions that reflect inaccurate stereotypes of Asians. [cont.]

Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times