In this paper based on our readings and class outlines, I am arguing about the San Francisco Bay Area being a epicenter for Asian American politics incorporation. The incorporation is made possible because of the demographic shift that positively impacted the local governments.
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...rnments and councils. As stated before, San Francisco is home to over 30 percent of Asian Americans in which are represented in 5 out of the 11 city’s district chair and mayors office. Meanwhile cities such as Cupertino and Fremont in the South bay, serve as political hubs for political incorporation by Asian Americans due to a extensive network of Asian American community-based organizations that cultivate and support Asian American candidates through political action at the local and state levels. As California continues to grow and become more ethnically diverse , it will be important for Asian Americans to build coalition in order to have a bright future. The Asian American sin the Bay Area now serves as a Dream for many Asians Americans areas in other parts of the nation. Asian American political incarnation is possible and the Bay Area is the golden goal.
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