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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/12/middl...

Inflation adjusted median income hit $59,039 last year, surpassing the previous record of $58,655 from 1999. I'm sure, somehow, that this is a Republican accomplishment. I guess I'll have to wait a few days for them to explain how the did it.



In other notes, asians continue to kick everyone's ass. When are white people going to get some of that sweet affirmative action? There is no way that asians could actually just be working harder than whites, clearly there is some massive racism going on here.
 
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You joke, but I know two people who worked as lower level folks at an asian company locally that had only hire male asians for the high level positions before and while they worked there.

The company also had a ton of sexual harassment there.
 
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sfox wrote:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/12/middl...

Inflation adjusted median income hit $59,039 last year, surpassing the previous record of $58,655 from 1999. I'm sure, somehow, that this is a Republican accomplishment. I guess I'll have to wait a few days for them to explain how the did it.



In other notes, asians continue to kick everyone's ass. When are white people going to get some of that sweet affirmative action? There is no way that asians could actually just be working harder than whites, clearly there is some massive racism going on here.


You get it in the fact that those who are in tech will on average earn more. When only comparing similar jobs/experience you'll notice a different set of lines. Bit of an old story, I'm sure there's more out there - https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/10/09/high-tech-pay...

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/01/racial-gende...

The thing that that those numbers show is that on a whole Asians tend to push more for high paying jobs than others. I don't think I've seen my friends of other ethnicities place a priority on expected earnings for a career or education choice as much as Asians do. The whole - I'm going to be a starving artist thing gets shot down typically. I'll admit we do clump up in STEM far more than others.

The other factor being how a household functions. IE are kids moving out, are both parents working, are there even 2 parents. This is a similarly pretty picture that fails to give sufficient info as what's going on because the various groups aren't equally distributed.
 
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You joke, but I know two people who worked as lower level folks at an asian company locally that had only hire male asians for the high level positions before and while they worked there.

The company also had a ton of sexual harassment there.


AA and nepotism can look similar. The other being the propensity for people to hire those similar to themselves, especially if there's a language and cultural component.
 
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Where people live makes a big difference in median income. Cupertino, for example, is 63% Asian, with a median household income of $134,000. (Helps to be where Apple was founded.) Down the road a few dozen miles is Gilroy, an agriculutural hub, which is only 3% Asian, with a median income of $66,000.

Further, a lot of the Asians here qualified as immigrants based on qualifications to work in the tech industry; they were pre-screened for high income jobs before they were allowed to even come here. Are they a highly motivated group? Of course they are; if they weren't, they wouldn't have been allowed in.

Are Asians discriminated against in spite of all of this? They can be. If you look at the Apple executive team, for example, you will see a very white group:

https://www.apple.com/leadership/
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I'll admit we do clump up in STEM far more than others.
You make Asians sound like heart disease. laugh
 
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Also, chinese restaurants are pretty darned successful when done right!
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Also, chinese restaurants are pretty darned successful when done right!
Lots of MSG!!!
 
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sfox wrote:
Inflation adjusted median income hit $59,039 last year, surpassing the previous record of $58,655 from 1999.


You can't compare 2016 and 1999 since the census changed the way they calculate income in 2013.
 
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