University of California, Irvine Professor [of political science], Claire Jean Kim said Asian communities want to celebrate their culture and heritage, but they also desire the privileges afforded to white populations. … “Asian Americans “don’t want to be white,” Kim said.” They want to be who they are in terms of their own heritage and their language and everything. But they want to have the privileges that whites have. They want to be equal … be seen as equal.”
 
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