Lost Generation 

The stereotype of Asian kids in America is that of do-gooders and academic overachievers. But break the crime stats into ethnic subgroups and you'll start running into more and more kids like Lil' Cloudy -- gangsta.

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And if he does, don't be fooled by that polite young man hanging on the corner. His parents may have traversed half the globe to escape a war, but Lil' Cloudy, like many of his second-generation homeys, has dragged the preceding generation into a battle of a different sort.

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