Skip to comments.Indian Americans ahead of all other ethnic minorities in US
Posted on 06/22/2012 9:04:03 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
Indian-Americans are richer and better educated than all other ethnic groups in the US but are least likely to marry out of the community , says a new study.
And, as most other Asian-Americans they lean politically towards the Democratic Party,Party, but unlike them take longer to give up their Indian citizenship The study by Pew Research Center released on Tuesday uses existing data and new survey to chart as the title says the rise of Asian Americans.
Indian Americans are the third largest Asian American group at 3.18 million, behind Chinese and Filipino origin Americans at 4.01 million and 3.41 million respectively.
The first Indians came to the US between 1904 and 1911 as farmhands. They were then described as caucasians, and could become citizens and marry US-born whites. But that changed . Immigration from India was prohibited in 1917, and a 1923 Supreme Court decision called them non-whites. The gates were thrown up in 1965 with new laws.
Indians started landing in waves, mostly through student and temporary-work visas, accounting for more than half of H1B recipients in 2011 (there have been cuts since). Their successes make the community the most prosperous and educated.
Median annual personal earnings for Indian-American full-time, was $65,000, higher than for all Asian Americans ($48,000) as well as for all US adults ($40,000). Among households, the median annual income for Indian Americans was $88,000, much higher than for all Asians ($66,000) and all US households ($49,800). And, thats probably because they are better educated. Among Indian Americans aged 25 and older, seven-in-ten (70%) have obtained at least a bachelors degree.
But they are socially less open, if inter-marriage was taken as the sole test. South Carolinas Indian-American governor Nikki Haley is an exception, she is married to a non-Indian-American. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is the norm, marrying another Indian-American. Only 12% of Indian-American newlyweds between 2008 and 2010 married out of the community.
This may have something to do with reluctance to break from their past only 56% of adult Indian-Americans are US citizens, compared to 70 for all Asian Americans.
They are also the eldest children, who are educated and get good jobs, and then are obligated to take care of their younger brothers and sisters whom the parents could not afford to educate.
Just like the other bubbles we have blown, we have had an immaturity bubble in personal behavior with fathers abandoning children, broken families maintaining two homes, and low regard for education and personal responsibility. I'd vote for the peak of this bubble to be that guy that fathered thirty children by eleven mothers who wants a break on his child support payments from his minimum wage job.
Eventually we will have little money for welfare or other social support. When this happens, what will replace it is the same social structures that worked well for thousands of years.
Indians are also the fastest growing source of illegal aliens.
Yes, that’s right. The comparative average income number for all whites is $54K in this study—certainly Jewish Americans come in above that average.
I think they hear the support for individual rights on the right as counter to their sense of family and community duty. To do a better job converting Asian Americans, I think the GOP has to translate the virtues of small government better.
“Indians are also the fastest growing source of illegal aliens.”
I don’t doubt that. The left coast is overrun with Asians. I am sure many of them are here illegally also, but people only think of Mexicans that walk across.
And aren’t the Indians beneficiaries of Affirmative Actions and government set-aside contracts also?
Ironic, a billion of them in the world, the creators of the caste system, and preferred above the white American populace by an official USA government racist policy. When will Affirmative Action be sunset?
I dont think Ive ever seen an Indian American on government handouts. They are an enterprising and wealthy population. And most susceptible to racism, despite that.
They work hard, and they make money. More money than whites, as the data points out.
Nope. Indian Americans, like other Asian Americans, do NOT qualify for affirmative action of any sort.
Also the northeast. Many are surprised to find out that those of us in IT not only compete against guest workers who often pay no or partial taxes, off shore workers who can live well on $5,000 - $10,000 per year, but also illegal aliens.
Yes, they are beneficiaries of affirmative action and government set-aside contracts.
Oh yes they do. Among other things they qualify to minority GRANTS, not loans to set up businesses.
See my prior post.
India, a country with a billion population, managed to get only one medal in the last Olympics. That was in marksmanship. That should tell you something.
Hah ... I’ve had americanized Indians complain about how their tax money is used for SSI, etc. for the parents of Indians who come over on visitor visas, stay, reap in the goodies, and are used or free baby sitting service.
The most recent mythical ‘perfect’ minority.
And they also believe every article related to all things India, belong in FR's frontpage.
Quit abusing the Frontpage sidebar.
Give it sometime and you will see India and US switch places within this half of the century.
That explains why Indians are among the most successful ethnic group in US. Sports is not high priority too them. Education is!
I’m all for mixing of races and ethnicities, but there is something to be said for marrying in your own group....
There are too many of them and they are are too disparate.
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