It is no secret that unequal access to education produces racial disparities in the United States — and the state of California is no exception. Yet conversations about race and educational equity sometimes overlook the Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders who account for one in every seven people in the state. A persistent myth overstates the performance of Asian American students. However, this misleading model minority mythology has been fueled by mishandled and misleading educational data.
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Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population
The U. Asian population is diverse. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. New fact sheets for each of these Asian origin groups accompany this blog post. Each describes key demographic and economic characteristics of each group. Population growth varied across the 19 Asian origin groups in this analysis. Roughly half of the 19 groups more than doubled in size between and , with Bhutanese -, Nepalese — and Burmese -origin populations showing the fastest growth over the period.
Asian Americans Are Not Your Model Minority
According to the United States Census, the Asian population grew faster than any other racial or ethic group in the United States between and The numbers presented herein are for percentages of each state's population that identify as Asian, whether alone or in combination with any other race or ethnicity. Most of these states are located in the Western or Pacific US. According to the census, the population of Massachusetts increased by 3.
California is the most populated U. California is the most populated sub-national entity in North America. If it were an independent country, California would rank 34th in population in the world. It has a larger population than either Canada or Australia. As of , California had an estimated population of 37,,, more than 12 percent of the U.