New Survey of Asian Americans show Persistent Racism and Hardship

By Amy Lee, Bloomberg |

New surveys of Asian Americans are revealing the anti-Asian racism that surged during the Covid pandemic is not going away, and advocacy groups are using the data to push for social and policy changes. 

The research from groups including the Asian American FoundationColumbia University’s School of Social Work, the Association of Asian American Investment Managers and Pew Research signals a shift for Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial group in the US. Historically, there has been a lack of data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) related to everything from poverty and crime to health and workplace retention, leaving the population out of critical policy and funding decisions.