Satanus- I saw first hand how peoples of Asian peoples succeeded here- 1 the family unit stayed intact. 2 education was a high priority. 3,4, successes were not just praised but demanded, families pooled their resources to advance the youngest family members.
I studied with several Asian families, as a JW, back in the 1980s. They were part of the Cambodians and Vietnamese that came over here. They lived 8-12 persons to a single bedroom apartment, only the children knew any English. The parents worked round the clock doing the most menial cleaning jobs. they saved to buy a business and everyone pitched in to run the business and the money went to sending the kids to college as they got old enough. Those kids who became professionals pooled the money back into the family. Now I see and work for these families from Asia and India who are building custom homes in Orange County, but this has stayed the same- they all still live together 8-12 or more people, big family, multi generations in a mansion.
I saw the same with Japanese families who lost everything during WWII and were sent to Manzanar. They came out with nothing and were determined to rebuild their life, family, and new careers. They formed business associations. They stayed cohesive. One businessman I was very close to showed me a check in his desk one day that was for $1500.00, signed by Franklin roosevelt as repayment for being sent to Manzanar. 'Ted' had been worth millions before WWII, lost it all when the Gov. confiscated his holdings, he rebuilt....and he never cashed the check from the US Govt..