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“Kumar Exclusive” 3 minute video from 2015. If you are not a speed reader you may wish to either stop the video or take screen grabs to better read the text:
Please read the text at the original link, as well: https://youtu.be/Y6OzZTM4lzw
Hopefully he will write an article, and then a book, tying together the information and experiences described in his video blog series. If we recall correctly, he was a liberal arts major before going into IT.
The US gave India IT, and not vice versa, as some apparently confused Asian-Indians claim: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/the-united-states-gave-india-its-first-computer-science-program-at-iit-kanpur-1962-72/
Median income is half above and half below:
Asian-Indian households in the USA have the highest median income of all ethnic groups at $114,261; Median earnings of $148,019. https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk
It’s not so much that Asian-Indian households make so much, but that everyone else in the USA makes so little.
In the USA: “Median household income between 2017 and 2018 increased for all households across all major race and Hispanic origin groups.
Median household income ranged from $87,243 for Asian households (up 2.1%) to $41,511 for black households (up 1.5%).
Median household income for households with non-Hispanic white householders increased by 1.0% to $67,937 in 2018. Households with Hispanic householders increased by 1.5% to $51,404 in 2018. ” https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2019/09/us-median-household-income-up-in-2018-from-2017.html
In a related matter, foreign academics from various countries have been taking cushy American academic jobs for decades – even in the social sciences. For instance, did the USA need a foreigner doing a PhD dissertation on trade unionism in the US oil industry and then teaching in a US university? The answer is clearly no. Worse, this could have constituted a security risk. This is but one small example. Did the US need a French PhD in English teaching English, when a nearby PhD in English committed suicide for lack of a full time job? Did the US need Nikki Haley’s Canadian trained Asian-Indian father to teach agriculture related classes in a historically black college in the deep south? This seems absurd. There were PhDs from historically black colleges well before her family’s arrival. There has long been an overabundance of PhDs compared to available teaching positions in the social sciences, and in most, if not all, fields. Furthermore, for small colleges, a Masters was enough in the past, and would be enough, if it weren’t for wealthy foreigners coming and hanging out to get their PhDs in order to stay. This seems to have diluted the value, and quality of PhDs. While tenure track university jobs don’t usually pay much, they clearly pay more than adjunct positions, and provide some job stability.