Dalal. Chen. Tai. Ramanujan. Dang. Park. Singh.
Check any honor roll, any list of science fair winners, any Phi Beta Kappa roster and you’ll see Asian names far out of proportion to the size of the Asian-American population.
But look for Asian names such as those among top U.S. corporate executives, and they’re markedly under-represented.
What happens to all those bright, well-educated, hard-driven graduates?
Asian-Americans are 18 percent of the Harvard enrollment, 24 percent at Stanford, and a whopping 46 percent at the University of California-Berkeley. Academic pedigrees like that typically vault graduates into the upper echelon of the U.S. workforce.
But a national study released today by the Center for Work-Life Policy says that Asian-Americans — 5 percent of the U.S. population and the nation’s fastest-growing minority by percentage — hold less than 2 percent of top corporate jobs.
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