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The Asian-Admerican Problem

The Asian-Admerican Problem

Historically, Asian children are groomed to excel in science and mathematics. In countries like South Korea, Japan, Singapore and China, a strict emphasis is placed on high achievement from an early age. Their societies are structured as meritocracies— starting from grade school and continuing onto the time they enter the workforce. In their eyes, only the most intellectually-gifted succeed (i.e. make the most money), causing professions like art, entertainment and media to fall to the wayside. Today, perhaps because of these views, Asians make up only a little over 6% of creative jobs in America and even less in advertising (5.7%, as of 2014).