We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
To read it you would think that not getting the right school (high school and college) means you would fail. Yes the ivy league colleges are great for politicians and children of the rich but they are not required for success. What is required is ability and choosing the right career field. You can go to City College and graduate with a degree in computer science and be highly successful You can go to Harvard and graduate with a degree in black studies and never achieve anything meaningful in life. It is first and foremost the individual and their attitude and abilities and secondly making the right choices. It isn't about being Asian or Caucasian or POC it is YOU and what you choose to do.
Well, at least Russians east of the Urals plus Turks, Iranians, Armenians Georgians Azerbanis, Ossetians, Afghans, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Polynesians, Pacific Islanders, native Australians and New Zealanders...
Everyone east of the Bosporus.
Now if you want a racial category, you need to separate out the Indo-Europeans from the other Asians. Turks become a mix of Indo-Europeans and Asians...
I would say from Myanmar to Malaysia and Phillipines back up to Japan and everyting within that semi-circle, and also Hmong scattered throughout this region.
There is a good and interesting documentary call 9-Man. It's about a type of volleyball in the U.S. called 9-man that began in the Chinese immigrant communities. The rules of the game require that all players have Asian ancestry. They have very specific definitions of what Asian means, and it doesn't include Near East countries. And much like real life Asia, Chinese heritage assumes primacy with the requirement that at least 6 players be 100% Chinese.