Previous studies have ranked social media use by Asian American higher than the general population. Why then would Pew Research do a study on social media users and exclude Asian Americans?
That’s the question Julia Huang asked in a blog for Fox News. Huang is CEO of Intertrend Communications, an advertising firm specializing in connecting companies with the Asian American community.
This is the same Pew Research that was roundly criticized by the Asian American community for its study the Rise of Asian Americans. Community leaders argued that study ignored the diversity of the Asian American community and instead painted a picture of the model minority.
Huang argues the consequences of ignoring an entire community “not only deprive Asians a seat at the table, but it denies our society as a whole valuable information,” she writes. “If an audience isn’t counted, it doesn’t get any attention, funding or support for pressing issues. Consequently, myths about Asian-Americans as the “model minority” prevail.”
You can read more of Huang’s argument on Fox News.