Asian public change

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Transformation of the Intimate and the Public in Asian Modernity

Asian American communities seek public office wins after year of hate

Our original report contained survey and Census data on all Asian Americans as well as specific information on the six largest Asian origin groups. Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center. A century ago, most Asian Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination. Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines. Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States. The educational credentials of these recent arrivals are striking.

The Intimate and the Public in Asian and Global Perspectives

In mid-March last year, as the coronavirus pandemic was on the rise and as the nation was seeing an uptick in documented racist incidents and hate crimes against members of the Asian American community, then-president Donald Trump repeatedly called the pandemic a "Chinese virus" from the White House podium. Trump and members of his administration defended the use of the term even though advocates and experts warned it would lead to stigmatization against Asian Americans. Now, organizations focused on electoral engagement for that community want to harness that momentum and see more Asian Americans run for office at the local, state and federal level. They argue that having political representation at every level of public office will open the possibility of more Vice President Kamala Harrises and Sen. Tammy Duckworths — Asian Americans in national office, with the power to shape laws and governance.
Asian population is diverse. A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. Below are key findings about these Americans. This analysis includes all those who identify their race as Asian alone or as part of a multiracial background, regardless of Hispanic origin.