Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the U.S., report finds

By Vignesh Ramachandran, PBS News |

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor at the University of California, Riverside, and founder of AAPI Data, said detailed ethnicity data is important to collect since Asians are the only racial group in the country who are majority foreign-born, yielding many differences in language, religion and socioeconomics.

“That is not to say the Asian American community is not unified. On many matters of public policy, Asian Americans are far more unified than you’d expect,” Ramakrishnan told the PBS NewsHour. “But there’s a need to collect that detailed data to know where they unify and where there is meaningful difference to pay attention to.”