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Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc

Leader of Asian American Institute seeks to unite communities into political bloc

In many ways, Asian-Americans have done remarkably well in achieving the American dream of going to college, working at a good job and earning a nice living.    Take Tuyet Le, who came to the United States as a Vietnamese refugee when she was 3 years old. She overcame polio and modest means to attend Northwestern University. She joined a struggling nonprofit organization and turned it into a leading voice for the Asian-American community in Chicago.    By all accounts, the 39-year-old Le would be the poster child for the "model minority," a label that portrays Asian-Americans as well-educated, affluent and universally successful. But Le has spent most of her...

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