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KCET: Los Angeles County is the Asian American Capital of World

Community of ContrastsCorrection: The original story misidentified the name of the organization which issued the report. It has been corrected below.

More Asian American immigrants live in Los Angeles  than any other county in the nation, reports  KCET.

The largest number of  Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Korean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, and Thai immigrants are all in Los Angeles County.

The report cites a study from the Asian American Advancing Justice, Los Angeles, titled A Community Of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County.

The bulk of the rate of growth of Asian Americans in the county comes from South Asians with the population of  Bangladeshi Americans increasing 122 percent in the last decade. There has also been significant growth in the Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Indian American communities.

Chinese and Filipinos, like they are in the United States, are also the two biggest Asian American groups in Los Angeles County.

The report from the Asian American  Advancing Justice  also shatters many of the model minority myths about the Asian American community. You can read more about that on KCET.

 

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