For months, Andrew Yang and his supporters have criticized the news media for not paying more attention to his presidential campaign.
“Race might enter into it in the sense that my candidacy seems very new and different to various media organizations,” said Yang, who is Asian American.
Many Asian Americans, including Korean American author Marie Myung-Ok Lee, have wondered whether the omissions are symptomatic of how the greater American society sees, or rather doesn’t see, Asian Americans.
The group remains the fastest-growing demographic, making up almost 6 percent of the U.S. population, but barely over 2 percent of members of Congress are Asian American.
The candidate’s supporters have vocally expressed their frustration with the coverage of Yang, and some have resorted to harassment.