Asian Americans may have an educational advantage, but.
Eng said it pays to understand Asian-Americans and their cultural values to ensure they aren’t overlooked for promotions—an experience often referred to as hitting a “bamboo ceiling.” Many.
But the corporate world is a different story. As Margaret M. Chin reveals in this important new book, many Asian Americans get stuck on the corporate ladder, never reaching the top. In Stuck, Chin shows that there is a “bamboo ceiling” in the workplace, describing a corporate world where racial and ethnic inequalities prevent upward mobility.
Not only do Asian-American women have to contend with the glass ceiling, but we also have to worry about the “bamboo ceiling”: an invisible barrier that systematically keeps Asians out of.
I am one of those data points. One of the plaintiffs sounds exactly like me: an Asian-American valedictorian applying to the Class of 2014 with a 36 ACT and several extracurriculars. Emotional anecdotes and knee-jerk responses are tempting. I indu.
The Bamboo Ceiling In 1985, historian David A. Bell claimed that the triumph of Asian Americans was “America’s greatest success story” (Bell). While one might argue Bell is giving the success story of Asian Americans too much credit, no one can deny the advancement of Asian Americans in American society. Despite being exploited and subject to discrimination in the mid-1850s to mid-1950s.
Asian Americans are generally underrepresented in upper levels of management. Companies that provide leadership training are unable to contextualize the paradigms Asian Americans face as highly educated and motivated leaders, rendering us ineffective and typically stuck below a Bamboo Ceiling.
Here’s a look at the racial breakdown of employees who served in the executive branch between 2005 and 2010, according to AAGEN board member Carson Eoyang’s 2011 essay, “Bamboo Ceilings in.