I am so pleased to have read the discussion about this article. Yes, Asians are smart, and also, naturally, incredibly beautiful, as we all haveacontribution to give. All of us are havingashared experience with each other, right now. .It is saddening to see it wanting to be changed. Ifeel the same about beautiful dark skinned people who hate their dark skin. Iam envious at how incredible bold colors look onadark skinned person. Stunning. Seems to me that certain characteristics are prized, right now. Not always, but now. Ihave starved myself to fit into the standard of beauty. Trust me, it isn’tacakewalk simply being born white.