Erika spoke with student journalist Stephanie Ash about immigration “crises” then and now, in preparation for her upcoming visit to Gustavus University on October 13. “Four Questions with Historian Erika Lee.”
Every December 7th, the news media always recognizes the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But what happened to Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor is just as important to remember. During WWII, 120,000 Japanese Americans (including two-thirds who were United States-born citizens) were forcibly rounded up and incarcerated in camps around the country because they were […]
Asian Americans are part of America’s transformation into a majority-minority country by 2044. Mixed-race individuals are projected to be the fastest growing population over the next 50 years. Asian Americans are projected to be the second fastest-growing group, increasing by some 130% to be over 9% of the population by 2060.
Getting ready for the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Act on October 3rd! Check out these statistics on the foreign-born population in the U.S. from the U.S. Census. In 2010, there were 40 million foreign-born residents in the U.S., making up 13 % of the total population. Over half had entered the U.S. since 1990; […]
California has the largest Asian population (6.1 million), followed by New York (1.8 million). The Asian population alone represents 37.7% of the total population in Hawaii, but Asian Americans are settling in communities all over the country. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, for example, have the largest concentration of Hmong people in […]
There are 24 different ethnic groups that comprise the incredibly diverse umbrella population that is Asian Pacific American. The Chinese (except Taiwanese) population is the largest Asian group (4.3 million), followed by Filipinos (3.6 million), Indians (3.5 million), Vietnamese (1.9 million), Koreans (1.8 million) and Japanese (1.4 million).
19.5 million Asian Americans live in the U.S. today, making up nearly 6% of the nation’s population. In comparison, there are 55 million Hispanics (approximately 17% of the population) and 42 million African Americans (approximately 13% of the population).
You’ve heard it before. The United States is a “nation of immigrants.” People from around the world have come to the United States in search of economic opportunity, freedom from persecution, and the “American Dream.” For the most part, we celebrate our immigrant heritage in our monuments, our popular culture, our family history projects, and […]
In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Wong Kim Ark and safeguarded birthright citizenship for millions. Birthright citizenship is in the news again thanks to the release of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plan on Sunday. Under a section of Trump’s plan titled “Defend The Laws And Constitution Of The United States,” the […]