Harris’ Asian American ethnic background — she is multiracial — hasn’t always been recognized by the American public.
George Nikitin / AP fileThe failure of many to acknowledge Harris’ Asian American identity has left many South Asian American women feeling that their heritage isn’t being properly recognized.
But as research points out, Asian America itself hasn’t always been inclusive of those of South Asian descent.
The South Asian American population is one of the fastest-growing segments within Asian America, according to AAPI Data.
However, about 15 percent of Asian Americans believe Indians are less likely to be Asian American.