The center received a grant of $239,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an additional $28,000 from UMass President’s Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund for the project.… Read more
Asian American women make 84 cents for every dollar paid to White non-Hispanic men while Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made just 62 cents in 2014, according to a new fact sheet published by the Center for American Progress.
“The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is … Read more
The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation.
But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings … Read more
The Miss Hercules pageant near Oakland, California accepted the first transgender contender for this year’s competition, sending an unprecedented message of openness, reports ABS-CBN News.
15-year-old Brandon Sooksampan, who is of Laotian descent, hopes her participation will bring awareness of the trans community. She also looks up to Caitlyn Jenner and Geena … Read more
The Center for American Progress has released ten new fact sheets about the Asian American community.
The sheets were published in cooperation with Karthick Ramakrishnan of AAPI Data.
The fact sheets include data about educational attainment, income and poverty, civic participation, language diversity, immigration and nativity, labor-force participation, and access to health insurance.
Many in the education community are talking about the need for disaggregated student data – meaning that instead of simply bubbling in Hispanic or African American on school documents, students will have the option to identify as their unique subgroup – be that Mexican … Read more
It’s hard to imagine that such seemingly diverse groups—Indian Americans and Cambodian Americans could all be grouped together because of their similarities—but they are. These national origin groups, along with many others, make up the Asian American population, and we find even more diversity when we include various … Read more
The International Examiner reports that the staff position assigned to recruit Southeast Asian students to the University of Washington has been cut, sparking protests from students and Asian American Pacific Islanders.
Hmong and Laotians currently make up 0.1 percent of the campus student body and Cambodian students are just slightly higher at 0.4 percent.
“What … Read more