Asian Americans at the Apex


Sue Larson

Students at Cupertino High School, in California

In the 1990s, when it was clear that the immigration-driven growth of the Latino and Asian populations was changing the makeup of the United States, social scientists regularly called for expanding research beyond divisions between blacks and whites. Then, in the first decade of the new millennium, scholars encouraged a research focus on the increasing multiracial population. The result is a more nuanced mapping of today’s complicated racial