Category: Asian Americans

Fun Fact Friday: Majority-Minority U.S., 2044

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.

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Fun Fact Friday: Asian Americans in California

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 […]

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Fun Fact Friday: Diversity of Asian Americans

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).

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Fun Fact Friday: Asian Americans as “Model Minorities?”

Despite the stereotype that Asian Americans are “model minorities,” Asian Americans are represented at both ends of the economic spectrum: over 51% of Asian Americans have a bachelor’s degree or higher and almost 22% have a graduate or professional degree, but almost 12.6% live in poverty, which is slightly higher than the U.S. average of […]

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Stereotypes of South Asians Then and Now

Stereotypes of South Asians today may tend to focus on high-tech workers and spelling-bee winners who are “model minorities” out-competing white Americans. As this cartoon illustrates, 100 years ago, South Asians were stereotyped as being unassimilable cheap laborers who would take away white jobs. What has changed and what has remained the same?

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