NYT has published this article on the growth of Asian population in the U.S. according to the most recent U.S. census in 2020. Quote: “in addition to the uptick, the Asian population has become geographically diverse with wide variations in income, citizenship status and political preference”
The US Census in 2020 shows that Asian American and multi-racial Asians account for a large part of the population growth of the U.S. between 2010 and 2020. Here are some key statistics (from https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/us-census-population-growth-diversity.html) Overall population growth slowed substantially over the past decade, but the growth that did occur — an increase of about 23 million people — was made up entirely of people who identified as Hispanic, Asian, Black and more than one race People who identify as white now make up 58 percent of the population, down from 64 percent in 2010, and 69 percent in 2000. …
President Joe Biden met with more than a dozen Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) civil rights leaders on Thursday, which marked the ninth anniversary of the 2012 Oak Creek massacre.
The 44th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is taking place online/hybrid between August 11th – 22nd, 2021. See https://www.aaiff.org for more information. Many films are available online for pay as you wish. Lidiya Kan of LaGuardia’s Photo Program has her short documentary, Morkovcha (морковча), as one of the featured films at the AAIFF44. Her documentary film tells the story of Lidiya’s Korean family’s nearly century-long journey from the Russian Far East to their new home in the United States.
Bowen Yang, the first Asian American to become the main cast of Saturday Night Live, was nominated for an Emmy’s acting award.
Illinois becomes first U.S. state to require Asian-American history in schools.
Sesame Street recently released a video focused on the experiences of Asian American children as part of an ongoing initiative to help families have honest conversations about race.
Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a lecture on, Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City, by Ahyoung Kim, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 5:30pm to 7pm. This will be a live online workshop, open to the general public via Zoom and RSVP is required to attend. Title: Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Place: Zoom URL: https://aaari.info/21-06-29kim/ Description: Asian American small businesses made up …
AAF’s statement on celebrating the first Juneteenth National Independence Day. “On this first Juneteenth National Independence Day, we stand in solidarity with our Black siblings to commemorate this historic occasion, but also to reflect on the sad legacy of slavery in our country. We appreciate the hard fought gains in civil rights that benefitted our own Asian American community, and pledge to fight for racial equity alongside our Black brothers and sisters to achieve an America that recognizes justice and equality as our paramount shared goal.”
Frank Wu, President of Queens College, talks about the issues surrounding Asian Americans in the U.S on CUNY TV. The topics discussed include: micro-aggression against AAPI, the Atlantic shootings, Yellow Peril, the perpetual foreigners syndrome, Bamboo Ceiling, the model minority myth, and the inter-minority hatred especially between Asian and Black communities.