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Asian Americans are generally stereotyped as model minorities. Census information tends to show that they excel as a group in educational attainment, careers, annual income, etc. However, this information is skewed, as Asian groups tend to do far better than others. While the Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, East Indians and Pakistanis tend to be at the higher end, there are many Asian groups that don't tend to do so well and do not match with the model minority myth.

These Asians can be called in slang "ghetto Asians", and they generally include Cambodians, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Laotians and Hmong. These groups tend to be poorer, more likely to be affiliated in gangs and do not have the same attainment levels in education, career and income.

Obviously this is changing quickly with generations, seeing as many of these "ghetto Asians" came here as refugees or are the descendents of refugees.

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Also, the term "ghetto Asian" can be coined for any Asians that act, dress or live a "ghetto" style.
Sure we have Latino gangs, but believe it or not we have tons of ghetto Asians that are in gangs too.

Li likes to talk and dress like a rapper, he's a ghetto Asian.
by David Juica June 06, 2007