About 10 years ago, I worked for a small arts nonprofit for Asian American writers that embraced a delightfully expansive definition of its target demographic.
Though I think those of us who choose to call ourselves “Asian American” today still find that notion compelling, we’re also unfortunately a small group.
“Asian American” is now the demographic umbrella term for more than 20 million people from 45 Asian-origin groups speaking over a hundred languages.
“It turns out that politics—public policy and public opinion—is actually a relative unifier among Asian Americans,” Ramakrishnan said.
“The top issues in the last few years for Asian American voters have been the economy, health care, and education,” he said.