DAILY NEWS BRIEF (Professionals, Poverty, Jeopardy)

[Washington Post] Asian American women are closing the gap with white men, but that’s not the point: “About 72 percent of Indian-Americans have four-year college degrees, and a whopping 40 percent have some professional or graduate degree.”

[Mashable] The ‘model minority’ myth: Why Asian-American poverty goes unseen: “The poverty rate for Asian-Americans has been relatively stable between 2007 to 2014. But as the Asian-American population has grown (from 13 million in 2007 to 16 million in 2014), the total number of Asian-Americans living in poverty has grown as well: from 1.3 million in 2007 to 2 million in 2014.”

[NBC News] Documentary Explores ‘Jeopardy’ Champion’s Rise, Asian-American Identity: ‘Jeopardy’ is such an American icon,” Gu said. “The very categories and areas of knowledge it tests, it’s really a lot about American identity.”

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