In 2018, 70 percent of Asian American candidates won state legislative office

BY MAI NGUYEN DO

Traditionally, the Asian American electorate has often been overlooked. It is relatively young and includes many who are foreign-born. Since Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group, the population is solidifying as a small but noticeable voting bloc. Although Asian Americans used to vote Republican, most notably in presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, they …

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Asian Americans’ Attitudes toward Affirmative Action: Framing Matters

BY JANELLE WONG, JENNIFER LEE, AND VAN TRAN

The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have announced that they will investigate allegations that Yale University illegally uses race in its admissions decisions to discriminate against Asian American applicants. Yale now joins Harvard as under investigation by the Department of Justice.

Asian Americans are the center of the debate about affirmative …

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Where Can AAPI Voters Have Maximum Impact in 2018?

[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 TO INCLUDE COOK ESTIMATES RELEASED ON 09/12/18. PRIOR RATINGS TAKEN FROM COOK REPORT RELEASED 08/13/2018.]

BY SONO SHAH AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

As the 2018 midterm elections draw nearer, we provide a closer look at competitive congressional races where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) could make a critical difference in determining the winner. While every vote …

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An Open Letter from Asian American and Pacific Islander American Academic Faculty, Researchers, and Educators to Express Concern about Census Citizenship Question

July 17, 2018


As Asian American and Pacific Islander American professors, researchers, and educators from across the nation, we are deeply concerned by the addition of a question asking an explicit question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.

Data from the decennial Census represents the “gold standard” in terms of U.S. demographic data and are essential for understanding Asian American …

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Survey Roundup: Asian American Attitudes on Affirmative Action

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG

A lawsuit against Harvard University alleging racial discrimination has sparked intense interest in Asian Americans’ attitudes about race-conscious admissions and other policies to address racial diversity in college admissions and in other settings. Below, we highlight findings from Asian American public opinion data on this topic, in the hope that it can inform better

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