Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows.
I am somewhat surprise by this stat frankly. But then again, with all the silly things said, the jokes, around Jeremy Lin’s emergence with the New York Knicks, I shouldn’t be surprised at all. I guess Asian Americans get hit from both Blacks and Whites, so the targeting adds up.
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.
No matter who is doing it and who it is targeted, it is just so stupid. When will people get over our differences?
Here is a link to the full article.