Recently very upsetting news reached my ears. Asian American kids in the U.S. are the most bullied out of all the races.
The research, to be released on Saturday, found that 54 percent of Asian American teenagers said they were bullied in the classroom, sharply above the 31.3 percent of whites who reported being picked on.
The figure was 38.4 percent for African Americans and 34.3 percent for Hispanics, a government researcher involved in the data analysis told AFP. He requested anonymity because the data has not been made public.
The disparity was even more striking for cyber-bullying.
Some 62 percent of Asian Americans reported online harassment once or twice a month, compared with 18.1 percent of whites. The researcher said more study was needed on why the problem is so severe among Asian Americans. (Full Article)
But, I’m not surprised. Many immigrant parents come to the states, and spend way too much time focusing on money. The father is busy running the restaurant, or working in software. The tiger mom is strict and forcing their kids to get perfect grades, learn piano or violin, and get scholarships. These kids are so stressed out, all they can do is put their heads down and study hard. Their social skills suffer, and they have trouble assimilating since the values their parents teach them are incompatible with American society. They feel alone and embarrassed since they feel no support from the home, and they just can’t seem to fit in at school. Continue reading