Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities are often thought to be successful and face fewer hardships than American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN), Black, White, and Hispanic and Latino communities. While this may appear to be true in certain jurisdictions when AA and NHPI data is considered collectively, it is often not the case when data on AAs and NHPIs are analyzed at the ethnic group level. Further analysis often reveals that AA and NHPI boys and young men face a combination of socioeconomic and health barriers and challenges that are shared across all racial/ethnic minority groups. In particular, Southeast Asian and NHPI boys and young men face
major hardships relative to other AA and NHPI groups.