BY: ALTON WANG AND KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN
In an ongoing conversation over who is considered “brown”—and if light-skinned Asians can identify as brown—today we’re revisiting the concept of “Asian American.” The dominant understanding of “Asian American” often defaults to East Asian, leaving South Asians and Southeast Asians out of the narrative.
As the South Asian population in the United States …
BY: ALTON WANG
Congressional Republicans are racing to pass tax reform legislation before their self-imposed deadline at the end of this year. While the Senate and House plans have notable differences, they both feature cuts to the corporate tax rate and ending numerous tax deductions for individuals. Wealthy people with high incomes will also see a tax cut, as would …
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND ALTON WANG
The biggest theme coming out of the November 2017 elections was a clear repudiation of immigrant bashing and ethnic nationalism as a viable electoral strategy. It is also important, however, to recognize the electoral gains made by immigrants and communities of color, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
It is still too early …
BY: MANJUSHA KULKARNI
If you’re Asian American or Pacific Islander, and you have one or more social media accounts, you saw a mailer from Edison, New Jersey last week. If you have somehow managed to avoid social media, the mailer entitled, “Make Edison Great Again,” stated that “[t]he Chinese and Indians are taking over our town,” and suggested deporting …
BY: ALTON WANG
This week, mailers calling for the deportation of two Asian American school board candidates were sent to households in Edison, New Jersey. These mailers urged voters to “Make Edison Great Again,” complaining that Chinese and Indians were “taking over our town” with Chinese and Indian schools, cricket fields, and “McMansions.” Edison is a township in New Jersey’s …
BY: JASON NG, EVELYN CHAN, AND JESSICA CHEN
We have all heard the stereotype of Asian Americans being intelligent and getting into “good” colleges. But how did that stereotype get placed upon Asian Americans? Studies have shown that more Asian Americans tend to graduate high school and get a bachelor’s degree than other races, but is that showing the …
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN & SONO SHAH
The White House recently raised the prospect of legal immigration to the United States by about one half, primarily based on cuts in family visas. These moves are in line with the RAISE Act proposed by Senator Tom Cotton, which would eliminate the ability of citizens and to sponsor adult relatives including parents …
BY JASON FONG
The RAISE Act would affect the majority of Asian immigrants to the United States. Asian Americans of all political stripes would do well to pay close attention.
Many of the immigration issues that arose during the 2016 Presidential election centered around rallying cries regarding the constructions of “walls” and deportation of undocumented immigrants. However, while bluster about …
BY TYLER HE, ANDREW VUONG, AND THUAN TA
Voting is one of the most important civic responsibilities for American adults. There is a multitude of reasons as to why people vote but some carry a much bigger significance, such as voting on which political party to support, which bills can become laws, or who is to be voted into office …
[updated September 8, 2017 to include the latest population estimates of Asian undocumented. Additional infographics can be found here]
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN AND SONO SHAH
The issue of undocumented immigration has dominated news coverage and policy discussions, with the Trump administration passing an executive order on interior enforcement in early 2017 and, more recently, threatening to suspend federal …