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Annual Survey Reveals 1 in 2 Asian Americans Feel Unsafe; Nearly 80% Do Not Fully Feel They Belong and Are Accepted in the U.S. TAAF, supported by leading AAPI scholars and research organizations such as LAAUNCH, AAPI Data, and Asian American Research Initiative, designed and implemented the STAATUS Index study. The results from the study...
By PR Newswire |
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Ninez Ponxe Featured at White House event for AANHPI Heritage Month

Ninez Ponce, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, joined leaders from the government, health, business, and other sectors at a White House forum on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders hosted by the White House on May 3. “Data equity is an essential element of achieving health equity — and a...
By UCLA Newsroom |
Photo at a rally in 2021 by Adam Chau, AsAmNews

Annual Survey highlights AAPI concerns about belonging and safety

For years, organizations like AAPI Data have been conducting important studies analyzing how Asian American and Pacific Islanders viewed social issues. But that work didn’t capture the perceptions most Americans held about AAPIs— including harmful stereotypes that could lead to violence. The initial release of the STAATUS Index survey in 2021 marked the first nationwide...
By Julia TOng, AsAmNews Contributor |

Annual Survey Reveals 1 in 2 Asian Americans feel Unsafe; Nearly 80% do not Fully fell they belong and are accepted in the U.S.

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) today announced the findings of the third annual STAATUS Index—"Social Tracking of Asian Americans in the U.S."—the leading study examining attitudes and stereotypes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the U.S. The inaugural 2021 STAATUS Index was one of the first national studies on this topic in 20...
By The Asian American Foundation, Cision PR Newswire |
Viewing AAPIs as a monolith glosses over the needs of some groups and perpetuates the model minority stereotype.

Does using the term "Asian American and Pacific Islander" make sense anymore?

Sure, people whose ancestors hail from Asia have a long history in the U.S., but nobody called them Asian Americans until 1968 when a group of UC Berkeley students and community activists coined the term as an attempt to unite disparate groups of Asians into a political and social force. There are about 21 million...
By Harry Mok, San Francisco Chronicle |
US President Joe Biden(right) and Vice President Kamala Harris (left) (Image credit:Twitter/@KamalaHarris)

President Joe Biden's re-election big gets warm response from Indian-American lawmakers, diaspora

The "Samosa Caucus" is an informal grouping of Indian American lawmakers who are either part of the House of Representatives or the Senate. Indian American Voters are overwhelmingly Democratic: 74 percent voted for Biden in the 2020 presidential race, more than voters of other Asian backgrounds, according to a survey by AAPI Data, APIAVote, and...
By Reena Bhardwaj, ANI |
AAPI Victory Alliance and March for Our Lives will hold a rally Sunday to protest against Wells Fargo, whose headquarters is in San Francisco. The groups are calling on the bank to sever its ties with the gun industry.

The AAPI community’s political power is growing. Now it wants to tackle gun violence

After seeing national AAPI turnout jump 10 percentage points between the 2016 and 2020 elections — more than any other racial or ethnic group — Nikore, executive director of AAPI Victory Alliance, wants to see whether the community is ready to “take the next step.” Those incidents are resonating. A March AAPI Data survey found...
By Joe Garofoll |

Amid growing polarization, most Californians want to see stronger civics courses for youth

The poll covered a range of statewide issues and was conducted by California 100, a statewide initiative aiming to set a vision for the state’s next century. Led by a commission of researchers and stakeholders, the initiative is “incubated” at Stanford University and the University of California. “It's almost like a town hall, where people...
By Tom Coulter, Palm Springs Desert Sun |
A “deliberative poll” led by the California 100 initiative finds that state voters share bipartisan support for innovative solutions to challenges in areas such as education, mental health, government efficiency and environmental protection. (Graphic by Neil Freese, from photography by Tim Mossholder, Eric Muhr and Hardik Pandya / Unsplash)

To solce challenges, Californians broadly favor a mix of bold, practical solutions

California Considers Deliberative Poll, led by the high-level California 100 initiative, found that residents today are closely divided over whether the state is moving in the right direction. But there is agreement across partisan lines that state policy should prioritize free, universal mental health care, increased K-12 school funding, and a range of programs to...
By Edward Lempinen, Berkeley News |
Mid Pacific

A Potent Political Force

Can Asian-American political identity be defined? Asian Americans have long been held back by stereotypes of being quiet or meek, but that’s definitely not the case with issues we care about. In this episode of “Mid Pacific,” Sarah takes a look at some examples of powerful Asian American political organizing, from a school board recall...
By Sarah, Capradio |
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Improving AAPI health with Better Data

AAPI is an umbrella term that includes people from more than 50 countries who speak over 100 languages. Asians and Asian Americans represent more than 20 different countries in East, South, and Southeast Asia. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders represent dozens of countries and islands, including Polynesia, Melanesia, and more. There are several ways that...
By Sonia Sarkar, The Nonprofit Quarterly |

Study shows AAPIs feel lack of support in employee diversity groups

A new survey reveals Asian American communities are the most likely to join employee diversity groups but still don’t feel enough support from the company. Key findings by AAPI Data show AAPI workers seek connection in employee resource groups and are less likely to feel represented in leadership positions at their workplace. They also face...

Exploring the Best Colleges near Menifee, California

University Of California, Riverside (UCR) UCR is a public research university located about 35 miles from Menifee. It is one of the ten campuses in the University of California system, and it offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. UCR is known for its diverse student body and its commitment to research and innovation. The...

Asian Americans most likely to join employee diversity groups but don't feel supported, report says

Asian Americans are most likely to participate in employee affinity organizations, but don’t feel sufficiently supported within their companies, a new survey shows. Research recently released by AAPI Data and polling firm Momentive revealed that despite their particularly high levels of participation in employee-led resource groups (ERGs) — twice the rate of workers overall —...
By Kimmy Yam |

Inland Empire Antiracist Summit Invitation

Center for Social Innovation at UCR is excited to extend an invitation to you for the " Inland Empire Antiracist Summit," a crucial event dedicated to dismantling systemic racism and promoting social justice in our community. This Summit will bring together activists, organizers, educators, and community members to discuss strategies for creating a more inclusive...

Face the Facts: Shame On The New York Times for Making the Same Mistake About South Asians Once Again

The New York Times editorial team apparently decided to take a deeper look at Asian America. They did so by conducting a focus group that explored topics ranging from self-identity to race relations, to the uptick in hate incidents and gun violence in Asian American communities. Kudos to the New York Times opinion page for...
Demonstrators hold signs during a Stop AAPI Hate Rally outside the State Capitol on March 20, 2021.

Events planned to mark anniversary of spa shootings

Catch up quick: The shootings took place at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County and Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa, both of which are in Atlanta. The victims killed in Atlanta were: Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant and Yong Ae Yue. Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Yaun and Paul Michels all...
By Kristal Dixon |

Affirmative misinformation: What Asian Americans really think of affirmative action

According to polling group AAPI Data, 69 percent of Asian Americans supposedly favor race-based college admissions. The claim has gone viral, with some in the media claiming that most Asian Americans support a policy that penalizes them — and that those who don’t are nothing more than “a vocal Asian American minority railing against affirmative...
AAPI Data "seems more interested in pushing a particular narrative than in understanding what Asian Americans really think about affirmative action."

Is the umbrella term ‘Asian American’ even accurate anymore?

It’s a picture that obscures deeper truths about the 18.5 million people who share the umbrella term. Over the last few years, that image has begun to fall away. It coincides with the community asking itself central questions: What does “Asian American” even mean anymore? Do Indian Americans, who earn a $119,000 median household income...
By Sakshi Venkatraman |
AAPI Data "seems more interested in pushing a particular narrative than in understanding what Asian Americans really think about affirmative action."

Democrats’ Asian-voter crisis, making new tobacco criminals and other commentary

A survey by AAPI Data showing that “69 percent of Asian Americans supposedly favor race-based college admissions” has “gone viral” but is fundamentally misleading, explains Renu Mukherjee at The Hill. It’s “more about the question Asian Americans were asked than the values they hold.” The poll asked about programs designed to help “minorities get better...
By Post Editorial Board |