Asian Americans

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Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have origins in East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia, as defined by the United States Census Bureau. This includes people who indicate their race(s) on the census as "Asian" or reported entries such as "Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Other Asian". In modern times, this term excludes Americans with ancestry from other parts of Asia, such as West Asia, who are now considered Middle Eastern American. In 2018, Asian Americans comprised 5.4% of the U.S. population; including multiracial Asian Americans, that percentage increases to 6.5%.


Harris accepts vice presidential nod [Video]

Harris accepts vice presidential nod

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president on Wednesday, making history as the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major U.S. presidential ticket.

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Trump needs suburban voters, but their needs shift [Video]

Trump needs suburban voters, but their needs shift

[NFA] The Republican president's re-election bid may hinge on winning suburban voters who revolted against his party two years ago. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his US vice-presidential candidate [Video]

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his US vice-presidential candidate

Joe Biden, the Presidential candidate, has picked India-origin Kamala Harris as his running mate for the elections. Biden announced the news on Tuesday. Harris is a daughter of Indian and American..

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Ending racial preferences in a state university system harmed Black and Hispanic students while not lifting whites and Asian-Americans, a study asserts. - Published

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Vice presidential nomination validates my work getting women into politics. Kamala Harris stands on shoulders of others, opens door for more progress. - Published

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Kamala Harris made history Wednesday, officially becoming the first Black woman and the first Asian American to be a major party vice presidential nominee. "In this election, we have a chance to change..
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The department’s civil rights division accused the university of violating the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants. - Published

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Asian-American political leaders and community advocates described the choice of Ms. Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee as a powerful statement on American possibility. - Published

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That's the ticket: Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his 2020 vice presidential running mate

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A Pew study reveals an increased level of antagonism toward Asian and Black Americans since the coronavirus pandemic started. - Published

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