bifocaled saidThe point raised about asian Americans doesn't prove anything other than that Asians work much harder than everyone else. They succeed against the odds. Perhaps that's the only way for black or brown folk - to overcome white privilege, but to pretend it doesn't exist is ignorant and self-serving. Look no further than prison sentences and conviction rates for the same crimes by different races.
Asians enjoy more success than whites in the US because
of their hard working ethic. But it's not only about hard work. Asian families have some of the best familial social constructs compared to other races in the US. How many Asian American women are having children out of wedlock and raising children on their own?
In my twenties, I worked as a carpenter for about a year. During that time I got to see how a lot of people lived. Asian households always left the best impression on me in terms of having the strongest support network compared to any other race. They also tended to have the most inter-generational households. Everyone was a team player and had a role. The stay at home grand mother who was probably just retired helped her adult daughter take care of newborns and helped with household chores and cooking. Dad worked, older children were in school and were always taught the value of education.
Learning collaborative skills at such a young age really helps develop productive successful people. This isn't just limited to career and income. It crosses all aspects of human sociology, interpersonal skills and emotional and mental development. Now compare that to people in single parent homes with no family unit. They wind up on the streets, exposed to crime, drugs, and are barely adults themselves before they start having kids they can't even afford to take care of. And what perpetuates this vicious cycle is that they don't want to admit to any of it being a problem. Instead of questioning themselves or embracing the possibility of changing their own ways for their own betterment they marinate in their own victimhood. They construct "respectability politics" and resist assimilating into productive society. Instead of taking real productive action and personal responsibility they (some, not all) fabricate bullshit like BLM and want people to believe white cops are killing blacks simply because police are nefarious. Yet, anyone in touch with actual facts knows more whites are killed by cops than any other race, and black on black homicide is highest compared to any other race killing black Americans.
At one point, Black Americans got paid more than Asian Americans. Now they are making more than white Americans. It's pretty clear as to why Asians advance and become successful.