Asian-Americans will be the largest group of students in the new freshmen class at University of California.
Asians account for 36 percent of California residents admitted to study at UC schools, though they make up only 14 percent of seniors projected to graduate from the state’s public high schools.
By comparison, white students comprised 35.6 percent of those accepted; Latinos, 17.6 percent; African-Americans, 3.4 percent; and American Indians, 0.6 percent.
They work harder.
In Los Angeles, 80 percent of Asian-American students graduate from high school compared to 77 percent of whites, 55 percent of blacks and 44 percent of Hispanic students.