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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.…

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 …

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 …

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 …

Exercise Caution in Interpreting Asian American Exit Polls

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN

Election Day is almost upon us, and with it comes enormous attention to exit polls that detail how various demographic groups ended up voting in the presidential race. When it comes to estimates of the Asian American vote, evidence from the 2016 election show that we need to understand the limitations of different exit polls and temper …

New Report: State of Philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

BY KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN, MAI DO, AND SUNNY SHAO

On September 14, 2020, AAPI Data and the Center for Social Innovation, in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, released a report on the state of philanthropy among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This report examines the state of AAPI philanthropy in the context of COVID-19 and movements for racial …