Asian Americans : Asian American Population

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Asian Americans have been more active and involved in politics over the past decade. Furthermore, Asian Americans increasingly became more visible in politics extending beyond the city limits. While in many major cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City remain packed and serve as a gateway for Asian Americans immigrants. A majority of the United States Asian American population has now moved into the Suburbs. This serves as a part of reaching the American “Dream”. The dream is to own a house in the suburbs with a pool and picket fence. Once a person obtains this status, they are seen as making it in America. Between 2000 and 2010, Asian American population growth in the suburbs reached 1.7 million, which was nearly four times the growth during the same period for those Asian Americans living in central cities. Approximately 62 percent of the U.S. Asian American population is situated in the suburbs. In California, The San Francisco and Los Angeles metro area contain the most diverse Asians in the whole America. The city and state is known for their diversity in many ethnic groups. The variation of Asian Americans is broking down into large numbers of Filipinos (27%), Chinese (26%), Asian Indians (11%), Japanese (9%), and Koreans (8%) . For Asian Asians, this sets up a perfect situation for political power or might. With population numbers being so high, incorporation efforts in these cities and suburbs in only feasible.
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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