Great data on important ESL/immigrant groups. Example: Mexicans are NOT the largest population of unauthorized immigrants. Find the publication at http://mailchi.mp/pewresearch/w8zd23u60n?e=8d17063fc5
What do you think? Do you have any of them? Read Managing Accent Bias and Working with Multilingual Individuals at http://www.deltaconceptsinc.com/blog/managing-accent-bias-and-working-with-multilingual-individuals/
Interesting perspectives found in I’m Not Tiny Because I’m Asian, I’m Tiny Because You’re White at http://reductress.com/post/im-not-tiny-because-im-asian-im-tiny-because-youre-white/
Read about the world of racial biases in
‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks
What if one is Asian and does not like math?
Immigrants in general, he found, were markedly more likely to choose jobs that require physical strength. This may reflect barriers to accessing higher education. However, they were also relatively more likely to choose jobs that require math and logic or social and emotional skills rather than relying on communication skills. And among the subset of immigrants who attended college, the ones who arrived later and from more linguistically distinct places — think the Vietnamese teen, not the German toddler — were many times more likely to major in a STEM field.
Interesting reading, especially since my own child is in a highly gifted science/math/technology program along with many other immigrant children like ours