20 Facts About Indian American


The United States Census Bureau uses the term Asian Indian to avoid confusion with Native Americans, who have historically been referred to as "Indians" and are known as "American Indians".

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Indian American's race is listed as white, suggesting he was of British descent.

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The Ghadar Party, a group in California that campaigned for Indian American independence, facilitated illegal crossing of the Mexican border, using funds from this migration "as a means to bolster the party's finances".

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Indian American was a lawyer and married to a white American, and he regained his citizenship in 1927.

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Indian American was an author of many children's books and won the Newbery Medal in 1928 for his book Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon.

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Indian American became a biochemist at Harvard University, and he "discovered the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source in cells, and developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer.

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From 1995 onward, the flow of Indian American immigration increased significantly, reaching a high of about 90, 000 immigrants in the year 2000.

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On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris, an Indian American, made history as the first female Vice President of the United States.

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At least 24 Indian American enclaves characterized as a Little India have emerged in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

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Three oldest Indian American communities going back to around 1910 are in lesser populated agricultural areas like Stockton, California south of Sacramento; the Central Valley of California like Yuba City; and Imperial County, California aka Imperial Valley.

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Median household income for Indian American immigrants in 2019 was much higher than that of the overall foreign- and native-born populations.

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In 2019, households headed by an Indian immigrant had a median income of $132, 000, compared to $64, 000 and $66, 000 for all immigrant and U S -born households, respectively.

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In 2019, Indian immigrants were less likely to be in poverty than immigrants overall (14 percent) or the U S born (12 percent).

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In popular media, several Indian American personalities have made their mark in recent years, including Kovid Gupta, Kal Penn, Hari Kondabolu, Karan Brar, Aziz Ansari, Hasan Minhaj, and Mindy Kaling.

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Communities of Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, irreligious people, and smaller numbers of Jains, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, and Indian American Jews have established their religions in the United States.

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The first religious center of an Indian American religion to be established in the US was a Sikh Gurudwara in Stockton, California in 1912.

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American Muslims of Indian origin are a vibrant community actively engaged in various social, political and economic activities taking place all over the country.

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Indian American's clarified in the speech later that she was just joking, but still received some criticism for the statement later on for which she apologized again.

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On February 22, 2017, recent immigrants Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot at a bar in Olathe, Kansas by Adam Purinton, a white Indian American who mistook them for persons of Middle Eastern descent, yelling "get out of my country" and "terrorist".

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In December, 2015, over 30 Indian American students seeking admission in two US universities—Silicon Valley University and the Northwestern Polytechnic University—were denied entry by Customs and Border Protection and were deported to India.

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