30 Facts About Asian Americans


Analyses of the 2010 census have shown that Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States.

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Today, "Asian Americans American" is the accepted term for most formal purposes, such as government and academic research, although it is often shortened to Asian Americans in common usage.

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The most commonly used definition of Asian American is the U S Census Bureau definition, which includes all people with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.

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Definition of Asian Americans American has variations that derive from the use of the word American in different contexts.

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The majority of Asian Americans feel ambivalence about the term "Asian American" as a term by which to identify themselves.

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Scholars have found it difficult to determine why Asian Americans are considered a "race" while Americans of Hispanic and Latino heritage are a non-racial "ethnic group", given how the category of Asian Americans similarly comprises people with diverse origins.

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Demographics of Asian Americans describe a heterogeneous group of people in the United States who can trace their ancestry to one or more countries in East, South or Southeast Asia.

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Percentage of Christians among Asian Americans has sharply declined since the 1990s, chiefly as a result of large-scale immigration from countries in which Christianity is a minority religion.

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Segments of the movement struggled for community control of education, provided social services and defended affordable housing in Asian ghettoes, organized exploited workers, protested against U S imperialism, and built new multiethnic cultural institutions.

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In 2012, there were just under 486, 000 Asian American-owned businesses in the U S, which together employed more than 3.

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Since 1907, Asian Americans have been active at the national level and have had multiple officeholders at local, state, and national levels.

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Since the War of 1812, Asian Americans have served and fought on behalf of the United States.

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Furthermore, Asian Americans who do not fit into the model minority mold can face challenges when people's expectations based on the model minority myth do not match with reality.

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Nonetheless, Asian Americans have the highest naturalization rates in the United States.

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Furthermore, it has been reported that young Asian Americans are more likely to be the targets of violence than their peers.

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Racism and discrimination still persist against Asian Americans, occurring not only against recent immigrants but against well-educated and highly trained professionals.

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From 1990 to 1991, a high-profile, racially motivated boycott of an Asian Americans-owned shop in Brooklyn was organized by a local black nationalist activist, eventually resulting in the owner being forced to sell his business.

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Violence against Asian Americans continue to occur based on their race, with one source asserting that Asian Americans are the fastest-growing targets of hate crimes and violence.

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In March 2020, President Donald Trump called the disease "China Virus" and "Kung-Flu", based on its origin; in response organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Western States Center, stated that doing so will increase anti-Asian sentiment and violence.

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Violent acts, relating to the disease, against Asian Americans have been documented mostly in New York, California, and elsewhere.

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Until the late 20th century, the term "Asian Americans American" was mostly adopted by activists, while the average person who was of Asian Americans ancestry identified with his or her specific ethnicity.

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Study has indicated that most non-Asian Americans generally do not differentiate between Asian Americans who are of different ethnicities.

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Many Asian Americans are themselves not immigrants but rather born in the United States.

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Many East Asian Americans are asked if they are Chinese or Japanese, an assumption based on major groups of past immigrants.

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Discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans increased with the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, according to a study done at Washington State University and published in Stigma and Health.

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Additionally, only 29 percent of Asian Americans believe they "completely agree" with the statement that they feel they belong and are accepted in the US, while 71 percent say they are discriminated in the US.

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Native-born Chinese and Japanese Asian Americans reached educational parity with majority whites in the early decades of the 20th century.

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Once country of birth and other demographic factors are taken into account, a portion of the sub-groups that make up Asian Americans are much more likely than non-Hispanic White Americans to live in poverty.

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For example, in 2012, Asian Americans had the highest educational attainment level of any racial demographic in the country.

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Yet, there are many sub groups of Asian Americans who suffer in terms of education with some sub groups showing a high rate of dropping out of school or lacking a college education.

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