The Indian-American Underachiever

first_imgIndian-Americans are enjoying a dazzling coming-out party. For years they were stereotyped as convenience-store owners and overachieving children. Yet in American politics, media, entertainment and the arts, they are suddenly everywhere.Until 2016 only four Indian-Americans had served in Congress. At least 30 stood for this year’s congressional primaries. The first Indian-American of cabinet rank, Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the UN, is a favourite to succeed him.Read it at Economist Related Itemslast_img