By Ed Diokno
Ever walk into a Nevada casino and notice the number of Asians working there? Waiters, cooks, servers, blackjack and poker dealers, security, maids, change makers, cab drivers – they are everywhere.
Filipinos are now the second largest minority group in Clark County where Las Vegas is located, behind Latinos. There are so many residents from Hawaii that they call the city The Ninth Island.
“It’s a fast-growing population. Its young people are getting engaged,” said Shu-Yen Wei, who helps with Asian American outreach for the Democratic National Committee. “That’s why people are interested.”
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(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)
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