By any measure, Diane Tran is that “model minority” Asian-American teen you think you already know.
Since 1990, the state's Hispanic population has increased eight-fold, while the Asian-American population has quadrupled.
One third of Asian-American public high-school students drop out or fail to graduate on time.
The uninterest in the issue also demonstrates the lack of Asian-American political power in 2014.
Case in point: President Obama met with big-money Asian-American donors in Silicon Valley on Thursday.
Not surprisingly then, Asian-American dissatisfaction with affirmative action has grown over time.
Over the same time frame, however, fissures have emerged within the Asian-American community over affirmative action.
Wang was unafraid to examine the malleability of identity, to play with the “Asian-American” label.
Asian-American groups have not tended to demand representation on the basis of race.
Tiger Woods and Kimora Lee Simmons are alternatively thought of as African-American or “biracial,” but rarely as “Asian-American.”