Anti-Asian Hate Affects Upwards of 2 Million Adults

BY JENNIFER LEE AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

A Rallying Cry to Stop Asian Hate

The mass shooting in Atlanta that resulted in eight people dead, including six Asian women, put names, faces, and narratives to anti-Asian violence. Their lives exposed the vulnerabilities of race, gender, nativity, age, and class, and their mass murder catapulted the anti-Asian hate onto a national platform.…

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Anti-Asian Hate Incidents and the Broader Landscape of Racial Bias

BY JANELLE WONG AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

The Asian American community has seen an outpouring of concern and support since March 16, 2021, when a White gunman opened fire on three local businesses in Atlanta, killing eight people, including 6 Asian American women. The tragedy brought new attention to anti-Asian bias in the United States.  New survey data from a joint …

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Media Guide to the 2020 Asian American Vote (March 2021)

Preliminary analyses indicate record-high turnout

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND SARA SADHWANI

The 2020 presidential election saw an unprecedented level of attention to the Asian American vote, from presidential battleground states like Georgia to competitive Congressional districts in Southern California. There have been a plethora of surveys, polls, and studies of the Asian American vote; here. We are pleased to present …

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Vietnamese American Manicurists Severely Impacted by COVID Health Orders

BY MAI NGUYEN DO & CHRIS PHAN

In March 2020, various state governors ordered a number of businesses to cease operations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Although businesses and workers across industries have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, some industries largely consist of  struggling,  vulnerable workers, and the challenges of navigating the pandemic are particularly acute in these industries

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Asian Americans Support for Affirmative Action Increased Since 2016

BY JENNIFER LEE, JANELLE WONG, AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

On February 3, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against Yale University challenging its race-conscious admissions program—marking another reversal under the new Biden administration.

In October 2020, the Justice Department under President Trump accused Yale of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants. The investigation into Yale stemmed …

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Beyond Surveys: What Voter Data Reveals About Asian American Preferences

BY SARA SADHWANI

California’s 39th district incorporates portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties and is home to a large and growing Asian American and Pacific Islander community – 33 percent of district residents are AAPI according to the American Community Survey. In 2016, Asian Americans comprised 15 percent of voters who cast a ballot. In …

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