Salaries, Jobs, and School Admissions

Curated by CLAI

UPWARD MOBILITY: Certain cultural, ethnic, religious and national-origin groups are doing strikingly better than Americans overall?

  • Indian-Americans earn almost double ($90K) the national figure ($50K)
  • Iranian-, Lebanese- and Chinese-Americans are also top-earners
  • Jews are only 2% of the US adults, but account for 1/3 of the Supreme Court; over 2/3 of Tony Award-winning lyricists and composers; and 1/3 of American Nobel laureates.
  • Nigerians make up less than 1% of the black population in the United States, yet in 2013 nearly 1/4 of black students at Harvard Business School were of Nigerian ancestry; over 1/4 of Nigerian-Americans have a graduate or professional degree, as compared with only about 11% of whites.

SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: For the 2013 school year, Stuyvesant High School offered admission, based solely on a standardized entrance exam, to 9 black students, 24 Hispanics, 177 whites and 620 Asians. Among the Asians of Chinese origin, many are the children of restaurant workers and other working-class immigrants.

Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success (Ji Lee)

JOBS GOING MOBILE? Marriott International caters to smartphones and tablet users – job seekers can apply for positions via mobile devices. To make users type as little as possible, the website connects with job seeker’s LinkedIn profiles and instantly pulls their job title, job description and other information.

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