If you were looking for another reason to date an Asian male, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just came up with one. In their latest report on earnings in the 2nd quarter of 2010, Asian men topped the charts again, making $901 in median weekly earnings. Asian women were second at $854, followed by white men at $838.
Let us ignore the often sexist stereotype that women are attracted to rich men for now and look at the issue of race and income. The data I have comes from Ontario, Canada, and the great thing about Canadian race statistics is that Asians are not all lumped together.
Average Employment Income By Racialized Group, Ontario, 2005
|Multiple Visible Minority||39940||29156||34613|
|Visibly Minority not included elsewhere||35943||26583||31201|
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census. Catalogue Number 97-564-XCB2006009 and Catalogue Number 97-563-XCB2006060
Only Japanese Canadian men earn more on average than White (non-racialized) Canadian men. Asian Canadian men of all other ethnicities (seven others listed here) earn less on average than White Canadian men. Japanese Canadian women earn more that White Canadian women on average, but less than White Canadian men. Asian Canadian women of all other ethnicities earn less than White Canadian women, on average.
While Ontario, Canada is not the same as the United States, we can assume that the two areas are comparable until the U.S. begins collecting more detailed Asian statistics, or unless there are theoretical reasons why the cultural differences may change the result. Another difference is that U.S. statistic uses the median, while the Ontario statistic uses the mean. However, the Ontario data is still useful in showing that there is great variability when it comes to Asian earnings.
Let us move on to more nonsense from Tim:
These latest statistics just prove that those who studied and did well in school got to have the last laugh, by making the most money.
First of all, Tim assumes that non-Asian people must not have studied hard, and that’s why they earn less, which is a standard conservative fallacy. Secondly, Asian Canadians other than Japanese Canadians earn less than White Canadians, on average. Does that mean that Korean Canadians, for example, must be “lazy” and non-studious relative to White Canadians? It’s sad that some Asian Americans believe in the Asian stereotype constructed by white conservatives.
In the end, I hope being successful, makes up for all the teasing, taunting and bullying the educated Asian male had to put up with during the childhood and teen years.
Sorry, suffering as a geek/nerd during childhood and teenagehood is not an experience exclusive to Asian males, males, or Asians.
And maybe this will help put a little more desirability for Asian males in the dating pool. (Back when I was in the dating pool every little bit would have helped!)
Eww. Creepy. Having sexist evolutionary psychology/sociobiological assumptions does not make you attractive to heterosexual women. Reducing the complex issue of race and income into what benefits heterosexual men sexually does not help, either.
- Why are Asians successful? Are Asians smarter? by Restructure!
- Women of colour earn 53 cents for every white man’s dollar. by Restructure!