Elevate AAPI Data Challenge Submissions

Who are “Chinese” Language Speakers in the United States? Asian American Student Population Growth at Ten Schools from 2006-2015 Disconnected Southeast Asian Youth, Mental Health, and the Model Minority Myth Lost in Aggregation: The Asian Reflection in the Glass Ceiling The American Scientist & Engineer

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Press Release on ELEVATE by the White House Initiative on AAPIs

Here is the press release issued by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) on our collaborative endeavor. If you can’t join us in DC on October 7, please visit the WHIAAPI Facebook page for live feeds. **************** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2016 CONTACT: Rebecca Lee at 202-245-6353 or Rebecca.Lee@ed.gov WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE …

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Gun Control is an Asian American Issue

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNANIn the early hours of Sunday, June 12, the United States witnessed its deadliest mass shooting to date, as an assailant used a handgun and a semiautomatic assault rifle to target a gay nightclub, leaving 50 dead and at least 53 injured.Despite the public outcry for stricter gun laws, however, Americans are fundamentally …

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#MoreThanBoba: An AAPI empowerment project

Recently, we have been having conversations with film makers, community leaders, researchers, and AAPI youth to get a better sense of how we can create a broad-based movement to be more visible and active, and to have our views and concerns taken more seriously.We realize that part of the problem is how others perceive us (for example, …

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Elephant in the room: Mainstream media ignores AAPI voters, again

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNANOn March 26, 2016, Bernie Sanders swept the Democratic caucuses in 3 states, including Hawaii, where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) account for TWO THIRDS of the state’s electorate (i.e., the eligible voter population).Then why did mainstream media ignore the potential role that AAPIs might have played in the Hawaii contests? See, for example, these stories …

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Are Indians also Asian American? Q & A thanks to Judge Srinivasan

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNANAs mainstream news media starts paying attention to the potential nomination of Judge Sri Srinivasan, important questions of identity are cropping up. This recent New York Times article, for instance, notes that “Judge Srinivasan… would be the court’s first Indian-American” instead of the “first Asian American judge,” and many online comments ask if …

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Growth of Asian American Political Contributions

BY SONO SHAHHow have Asian American political contributions changed over time? Below, I present my analysis of contributions to federal elections in my dissertation, with Asian American donors classified by surname analysis as specified below.  Identifying Asian American Campaign Contributions: A Primer            In order to analyze individual campaign contributions and estimate …

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Growth of Asian American and Latino Voters in Iowa

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND SONO SHAHRecent news stories have taken note of the small but growing Latino vote in Iowa. A similar dynamic can be found among the Asian American voter population in the Hawkeye State.As our chart indicates, any discussion of the immigrant vote in Iowa also needs to take into account the growing Asian American …

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