Kids In the shadow : bullying of Asian-American students more prevalent than in other racial groups
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in 2013 almost one out of every five high school students in the United States reported being bullied on school property. And of that number, 21.7 percent are Asian American. 17.8 percent are Hispanic and 12.7 percent are African American. Bullying of Asian-American students is more prevalent than in other racial groups and national survey finds the rate is increasing rapidly. Last year, The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders launched the AAPI Bullying Prevention Task Force to proactively address bullying in the AAPI community. This story depicts the phenomenon and reasons of the rampant bullying among Asian-American students and how the federal government, local organizations, schools and individuals work together to address this issue.