Skip Navigation. Language Fluency: The percentage of persons 5 years or older who "do not speak English very well" varies among Asian American groups: 51 percent of Vietnamese, 46 percent of Chinese, 23 percent of Filipinos and 21 percent of Asian Indians are not fluent in English. In
According to Census data, almost half of all immigrants in the United States— This group overwhelmingly supported President Barack Obama for re-election—by 68 percent —and cares deeply about fixing the immigration system. This support for immigration reform is critical as the Senate moves to take up an immigration reform bill, S.
Included are activist oral historiesresearch reportsnewspaper reportsphotographic collectionsmapshistorical documents. Film: "A Family Affair" This 19 minute video explores a century of Asian American community building and civil rights activism in Seattle. Activist Oral Histories Click to learn more about these activists and watch video excerpts of their oral history interviews.
Joe Neel. New results from an NPR survey show that large numbers of Asian-Americans experience and perceive discrimination in many areas of their daily lives. This happens despite their having average incomes that outpace other racial, ethnic and identity groups.
Asian American women's health has been understudied while the Asian American population is increasing. The purpose of this study was to examine the physical, behavioral, and mental health of Asian American women. Health problems varied with three major subgroups of Asian American women.
Mental Health America works nationally and locally to raise awareness about mental health and ensures that those at-risk for mental illnesses and related disorders receive proper, timely and effective treatment. According to the U. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , in general Asian Americans report fewer mental health concerns than do whites.
Asian Americans and their predecessors have been present in the United States for four centuries, but many of their stories remain untold. This Alternative Spring Break Program will bring these issues to light and inspect them with critical lenses. In this Alternative Spring Break trip, we will analyze how social, political, and economic factors affect the formation of identities and use this framework to critically process and confront the messages we see about Asian Americans.
Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know how to do is sit in front of a computer. Today, Kee is
A woman pushes a stroller in San Gabriel, California, on May 17th,past a banner at a construction site project financed by the Shanghai Commercial Bank. Photo: Frederic J. Asian Americans are often depicted as a model minority with comparatively high educational attainment and professional success rates, community advocates say.