I don't get it. Asians are the most respected ethnic group in the US. I understand we all have a tendency to categorize people, but sometimes a person (me) can be interested in getting to know a new acquaintance better.
This sorta smacked of whiny to me. Yeah, cry me a river about me assuming - at least momentarily - that you are super good at math and have a great work ethic....
I believe you are incorrect. Assuming that WASP's are not an ethnic group, then the "most respected" ethnic group is German-Americans. And, that is due to their collectively deciding to end their efforts, after WWI, to make regions of the U.S. bilingual (German and English), and just assimilate. In 1910, in NYC, elementary school readers, in large swaths of the city, had one page in English and the corresponding page in German . Germans are also the only white ethnic group that did not have the full experience of tenement living upon arrival. Many came here middle class, after the Revolution of 1848, and two weeks after arrival, were living in tree lined streets in Brooklyn or Queens.
In my opinion, Asians are quite respected by those that have education beyond a Bachelor's degree; however, amongst the teeming masses, there is still a below the surface subtle alienation. On the west coast two out of three Asian females marry Caucasian males, so with time they will be assimilated into the Caucasian gene pool. On the east coast, dating Asian girls is most prominent in the better colleges. Less amongst the teeming masses. That will likely change, as time in the country increases, in my opinion.