An LAT op-ed yesterday declared, "It's official! A new study by the Pew Research Center proves the old trope true: Asians are the new Jews."
This comparison is nothing new, but the piece does point out a very relevant question--with the traditional demand for ending low-skilled immigration in our country, does this new research foreshadow calls to end high-skilled immigration from Asia? Education is such a highly contested issue in the US, so since most immigrants from Asian countries arrive with at least a B.A. degree already in tow, this could prove to be a social contention in the future.
But what most discussions on Asian immigrants fail to address is how these families achieved their success through tough, laborious work for years before they ever fit into the upper income brackets of their communities.
Hopefully the mainstream will continue to view this growth as an immigrant wave that contributes to the melting pot, rather than anything based upon the envy and resentment often directed towards the Jewish community for similar circumstances.