Category: Data Bits

AAPI Voters are Influential in 2020 Primaries, Remain Persuadable

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have an opportunity to exercise their growing political power in the 2020 presidential primaries, thanks to California’s early presidential primary on March 3, or “Super Tuesday.”

California’s role is especially pronounced this year, as mail-in ballots will be counted starting on February 3, 2020, the same day as …

Census 2020 Has a Big Asian American Problem

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND JANELLE WONG

Last week, the Census Bureau released a report that points to some major barriers that, if left uncorrected, could lead to a massive undercount of Asian Americans. This undercount, in turn, would have severe consequences for Asian American communities, as well as governments, businesses, and nonprofit service providers.

The implications of the study are …

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 …

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 …