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 …
BY SONO SHAH AND SUNNY SHAO
The 116th congress looks to have 17 AAPI members including 2 newly elected members, TJ Cox (CA-21) and Andy Kim (NJ-3). Including non-voting delegates from American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, the number of AAPIs increases to 20.
Congressman-elect Kim will become the second ever Korean American elected to the House after …
BY SONO SHAH
Heading into the midterms, our analysis at AAPI Data found 27 congressional districts in 11 states where Asian American & Pacific Islander voters could have maximum impact in 2018. We identified these districts as places where AAPIs represent at least 5 percent of eligible voters, and where the Cook Political Report had declared the race to be …
BY SONO SHAH & SUNNY SHAO
With just under two weeks remaining before election day, we provide a closer look at the number of AAPI candidates running for office in the 2018 midterm election on November 6. Compared to prior election cycles, AAPIs are running for Congress in greater numbers across a larger group of states.
How we collected the
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 …
[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 …
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 …
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 …
BY ALTON WANG AND SUNNY SHAO
2018 will be a critical election year to determine control of Congress. More than two dozen seats in the House of Representatives are currently deemed “toss-ups,” where both political parties have similar chances of winning. Dozens of other races are also extremely competitive, including many races where Asian American and Pacific Islander …
BY JAIME ATILANO AND JANELLE WONG
President Trump recently traveled to Ohio to tout his recent tax reforms. Speaking to a small group of business owners in Cleveland, Trump assured attendees that the GOP tax plan would lead to Republican victories in the 2018 elections.
The GOP tax plan includes tax cuts for the rich and, according to the …