Southeast Asian American Children: Not the "Model Minority"

Organization: Ka Ying Yang. <em>The Future of Children.</em> Princeton University. Brookings Institute.

In the second article, Yang points out that while as a group, Asian Americans are doing quite well, children whose ancestors are from Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) continue to struggle with limited English skills, discrimination, miscommunication, and feelings of alienation. She urges policymakers to recognize that these children need attention and support to overcome their barriers to success.


Yang, K.Y. (2004) “Southeast Asian American Children: Not the ‘Model Minority.’†Children of Immigrant Families 14 (2). The Future of Children. Retrieved from§ionid=850.