AAPI Data, a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, is pleased to announce a new opening for a data and community partnership specialist, a full-time staff position that can be held remotely anywhere in the United States.
The AAPI Data project at the University of California, Riverside …
AAPI Data, a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, is pleased to announce the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of a senior researcher and a co-director, and added expertise with respect to health policy and specific population groups.
Dr. Janelle Wong will join the group’s founder …
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN
(published 5/18/21, updated 5/20/21)
The 2020 presidential election saw a major increase in voter engagement among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, building on record gains in voting in the 2018 midterm elections, where midterm voter registration and turnout jumped across every segment of the AAPI community, including by nativity, age, gender, and geography.
2020 saw even …
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.…
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 …
1 of every 4 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders affected overall, 1 of every 10 so far in 2021
BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN, JANELLE WONG, JENNIFER LEE, SARA SADHWANI, AND SUNNY SHAO
Ten percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander adults have experienced hate crimes and hate incidents in 2021, according to a March 2021 study by SurveyMonkey and AAPI Data. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …