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The political participation of Asian Americans in the early 1990s

by Pei-te Lien

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Published .
Written in English


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Statementby Pei-Te Lien
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 187 leaves :
Number of Pages187
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Open LibraryOL24341572M
OCLC/WorldCa33486698

As the decade wound down and the U.S. Census approached, AAFE recognized it as a big opportunity to change the political dynamic. The organization formulated a redistricting proposal, one that would give an Asian American candidate a fighting chance of winning a seat on the council, representing Chinatown and other Lower Manhattan.   For whites, the number in interracial marriages between those same years rose from 4 percent to 11 percent. In , 27 percent of Hispanics had entered interracial marriages, and for Asian-Americans, that number stood at 29 percent. Not too surprisingly, matching this has been the number of interracial babies in two-parent households.

In this ground-breaking book, Pei-te Lien maps the actions and strategies of Asian Americans as they negotiate a space in the American political sor Lien looks at political participation by Asian Americans prior to and then examines, at both organizational and mass politics levels, how race, ethnicity, and transnationalism help. Illinois’s First Congressional District provides a window into the process of black political realignment in northern cities. Prior to becoming solidly Democratic in , the South Chicago district elected Republican Oscar De Priest in , , and Southern African Americans, who swelled the city’s population during that period giving it the second-largest urban black population.

Don shi. Many Asian Pacific American, or Asian and Pacific Islander, 1 leaders had worked for years to ensure that the November elections would be considered a major defining moment for Asians and Pacific Islanders in American electoral politics and public-policy participation. The elections were intended to herald a highly successful, first-ever, nationwide Asian and Pacific.   • From to , 77 percent of first births to black women were premarital. • In the s and 90s, an absolute majority of those black families with no husband present lived in poverty.


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Asian American Political Participation is based on data from the authors’ groundbreaking National Asian American Survey of more than 5, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, and Japanese Americans. The book shows that the motivations for and impediments to political participation are as diverse as the Asian American population.

Asian American Political Participation is based on data from the authors’ groundbreaking National Asian American Survey of more than 5, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, and Japanese Americans.

The book shows that the motivations for and impediments to political participation are as diverse as the Asian American population.5/5(1). Asian Americans are emerging as a political force and yet their politics have not been systematically studied by either social scientists or politicians.

Asian American politics transcend simple questions of voting behavior and elective office, going all the way back to early immigration laws and all the way forward to ethnic targeting.

For the first time, this book brings together original. In a exit poll conducted by Asian American Decisions, 42% of Asian American voters said they were contacted by a political party or community organization.

12 Another Asian American survey from APIA Vote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice in October of found that two-thirds of registered voters had not been contacted by Democrats. Asian Americans voted Republican and were the only racial group more conservative than whites in the s, according to surveys.

By the election, Democrat John Kerry won 56% of the Asian American vote, with Chinese and Indian Americans tending to support Kerry, and Vietnamese and Filipino Americans tending to support George Bush. Asian Americans have quite recently emerged as an increasingly important force in American politics.

Inmore than Asian and Pacific Americans were elected to federal, state, and local offices; today, more than 2, hold appointive positions in government. Asian American Political Participation is based on data from the authors' groundbreaking National Asian American Survey of more than 5, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, and Japanese Americans.

The book shows that the motivations for and impediments to political participation are as diverse as the Asian American population. Asian Americans are emerging as a political force and yet their politics have not been systematically studied by either social scientists or politicians.

Asian American politics transcend simple questions of voting behavior and elective office, going all the way back to early immigration laws and all the way forward to ethnic targeting.

Asian Americans have traditionally had lower political participation and lower voter turnout compared to other minority groups, but today their political influence is rapidly growing.

The overall Asian American population is growing faster than any other ethnic group, increasing by more than 40 percent between and This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of Asian American participation in US politics.

Written to be easily accessible to students, the book covers historical and cultural context, political behavior and attitudes, interest groups and parties, elected officials, and public policies that have an important impact on Asian Americans.

Practice: s America. Next lesson. The United States after Sort by: Top Voted. The presidency of Bill Clinton. The election of Up Next. The election of Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Khan Academy is a (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donate or volunteer today. Site Navigation. Asian Americans have quite recently emerged as an increasingly important force in American politics.

Inmore than Asian and Pacific Americans were elected to federal, state, and local offices; today, more than 2, hold appointive positions in government. Asian American voices have been prominent in policy debates over such matters as education, race relations, and immigration reform.

Asian-American history is the history of ethnic and racial groups in the United States who are of Asian descent. Spickard () shows that "'Asian American' was an idea invented in the s to bring together Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Americans for strategic political purposes.

Soon other Asian-origin groups, such as Korean, Vietnamese, Hmong, and South Asian Americans, were added.". In the midst of its transition to a more formal organization, the CBC waged its first public battle during the early months of 31 Upset with President Richard M.

Nixon’s refusal to meet with the group, African-American Members made national headlines when they boycotted the January State of the Union address. “We now refuse to be part of your audience,” Clay wrote on behalf of. Few Asian-Americans today know about Gidra, a newspaper of the movement that featured wry political illustrations and commentary, Ryan noted ― or the fight to free Chol Soo Lee, a Korean-American immigrant who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Asian Americans Still Overlooked by U.S.

Political System New Book Examines Patterns of Asian Political Behavior and Why Political Clout Has Been Elusive; Finds Growing Impact, Visibility Likely in the Coming Years New York—The Russell Sage Foundation announces the release of a new book, Asian American Political Participation: Emerging.

Asian-Americans in the US House and 3 in the Senate. Locally, despite Washington’s own Asian-American growth booming far above the national average, we still see relatively little Asian-American involvement.

Out of 88 positions, Asian-Americans only make up 7 positions in the State House. Asian Americans have been part of the United States for most of its history. The first major wave of immigrants came in the s, when Chinese.

The author also focuses on the impact immigration policies have had on three important areas of Asian American life experience - educational performance, political participation, and self-identity.

He simply questions the validity of the images of Asian Americans as academic "whiz kids," their communities as relatively lacking in strong. The politics of Asian Indians in the United States / Sanjeev Khagram, Manish Desai, and Jason Varughese --The impact of mainstream political mobilization on Asian American communities: the case of Korean Americans in Los Angeles, / Edward J.W.

Park --People from China crossing the river: Asian American political empowerment and. Building on the indigenous base: the fund-raising controversy and the future of Asian American political participation / Paul Y. Watanabe Asian Americans and multiracial political coalitions: New York City's Chinatown and redistricting, / Leland T.

Saito.OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 22 cm. Contents: Jo, Y-h. Problems, strategies, and researchSymposium at the International Studies AssociationSymposium at the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast ConferenceSymposium at the American Political Science AssociationSymposium on a Non-attending BasisAppendices: Nakanishi, D.The legacy of these discriminatory policies and the notion of Asian Americans as foreigners is still strongly felt today, impeding the Asian American political participation.

The Civil Rights movement of the s exposed the pervasive problem of racism in American society and raised questions about exactly how democratic the nation’s system was.