After tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang ended his Democratic presidential campaign on Tuesday night, many experts said his run was a culturally significant moment for Asian Americans.
“Asian Americans have seen time and again the way society sees them as qualified workers, but not necessarily qualified leaders,” Ocampo said.
The omissions prompted a debate in the Asian American community of whether they were symptomatic of how the greater American society views them.
While many were moved by Yang’s physical representation of the Asian American community, he failed to clinch the Asian American vote.
The donor population, however, isn’t perfectly reflective of the Asian American voting population.