If you run in highly educated, professional circles in big cities, you have probably come across your fair share of Asian Americans. Your family doctor is disproportionately likely to be Asian American. The cellist at your local orchestra is likely to have straight jet-black hair and brown eyes. Your "quant," i.e., your math guy - perhaps the classmate you stole your homework from when you were a kid - is disproportionately likely to have some connection to China. In some sense, many Asian Americans have developed professionally and ensconced themselves in lives of middle-class "stability," despite looking and acting different from the average white guy.
- From An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy by Kenny Xu