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🚨 JUST OUT ➡️ The 2023 STAATUS Index

Now in its third year, the STAATUS Index (Social Tracking of #AsianAmericans in the US) is the leading nationally representative survey of Americans' attitudes towards #AsianAmericans

🧵of some findings @taaforg #AAPIHeritageMonth #AAPIHM Image
1 in 4 Americans believe that #AsianAmericans are MORE LOYAL to their country of origin than to the United States

1 in 5 Americans still believe that Asian Americans are partly responsible for #COVID19 Image
31% of Americans believe that #AsianAmericans should be subject to MORE SCRUTINY when working in areas considered critical to US global strategic competitiveness Image
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#AsianAmerican and #PacificIslander communities are among the most dynamic populations in the U.S. Today, @AAPIData released the latest available demographic data, and it is CHOCK FULL of important findings! 🧵and link #DataEquity #AAPI #WhoWeAre State of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific IslaA chart depicting growth rate by race alone or in combinatioA chart depicting persons obtaining legal permanent residentA chart depicting percentages of the population by race alon
Between 2010 and 2020, the Asian American pop grew rapidly by 40% to over 24M. The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population also grew by 30% to 1.6M #DataEquity #AAPI #WhoWeAre A chart depicting growth rate by race alone or in combinatio
Indians are now the second largest Asian population in the United States, passing Filipinos #DataEquity #AAPI #WhoWeAre A chart depicting population by detailed Asian national origThis chart depicts growth rates from 2010 - 2020 by detailedThis chart depicts population by detailed NHPI national origThis chart depicts growth rates from 2010-2020 by detailed N
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Achieving racial equity requires investments in good data. This report lays out 10 key recommendations for #AsianAmerican and #NHPI communities, building on the strong #DataEquity work of @WHOSTP @OMBPress @WHIAANHPI 🧵and link… 10 recommendations to advance data equity in AANHPI communit"Disaggregation Plus": Improved federal standards
First, we need federal investments in data collections on #AsianAmerican and #NHPI communities that can offer insights that can inform the work of various federal agencies #DataEquity #AAPI #WhoWeAre Recommendation #1: Create additional case studies and pilot
Next, we need to raise the federal minimum standard for data collection across all relevant agencies that expands upon the categories used in the 2020 Census and American Community Survey #DataEquity #AAPI #WhoWeAre Recommendation #2: Update the federal minimum standard for d
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🚨 JUST OUT: The 2022 STAATUS Index

Despite a new administration, attacks against our community continue to increase, reminding us that racism against #AsianAmericans is deeply embedded in US history, culture & institutions, and have been for over 150 years.

🧵 of some findings
1/ Compared to 2021, Americans in 2022 are nearly TWICE as likely to say that #AsianAmericans are at least partly responsible for #COVID19: 11% vs 21%
2/ Alarmingly, in 2022, 33% Americans believe that #AsianAmericans are MORE LOYAL to their country of origin than to the United States, up from 20% in 2021.

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ENOUGH: I'm talking to many journalists who are tired of being threatened, doxxed, intimidated, and in some cases, violently assaulted by aggressive activists or dare I say it, "Antifa." But journos like me and @MrAndyNgo should not have to walk alone.…
It’s time for journalists and other news outlets to make a decision. Either we sit passively on the sidelines, or we publicly condemn the threats and violence. I am calling on industry friends like @rcfp @aaja @spj_tweets @pressfreedom @uspresstracker @FTVLive to do the same.
With the warmer months ahead of us in Seattle, we are going to see more protests. Most of it will be peaceful. But when certain actors choose to block our cameras with umbrellas, physically assault us, and prevent us from shining a light on the truth, that’s a problem. 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 Image
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My sociological imagination expanded when I chose to READ ACROSS disciplinary boundaries & genres.

I'm ringing in '22 🎆 by giving props to 22 BRILLIANT #AsianAmerican #women political scientists, historians, health researchers, writers & creatives from whom I learn so much 🙏🏼🧵
1/ @ProfJanelleWong, political scientist & co-Director of @AAPIData, wrote this searing piece @Medium about what the media gets wrong about anti-Asian violence & hate. She produces research & draws on it whenever she writes and speaks about #StopAsianHate…
2/ @sarasadhwani (CA Redistricting Commissioner, political scientist, and researcher @AAPIData) co-authored this paper w/@KulkarniManju about the responsiveness of CBOs to #AAPI communities during the #COVID19 pandemic.…
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This is a Buddhist object. It might not look that way to you at first. Can you guess how it is Buddhist? Twenty panels of fabric, with various floral designs, arrang
It doesn't LOOK Buddhist according to how we imagine Buddhist things should look. They should show some Asian aesthetic, such as Tibetan art styles. They should depict grand buddhas or wise monks, or be tools for meditation or mantra practice. They should be traditional (ancient)
But Buddhistness arises not from inherent properties in things themselves--it arises from use and context. What was the context and purpose of this object, therefore?
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In 1874, J.L. Chow opened Chow Chow Laundry at 904 Elm Street. He was the first person of Asian descent to be listed in the city directories. By 1891, 41/49 laundries in Dallas were Chinese-owned.
Fueled by decades of bigotry, a propaganda campaign was initiated against Chinese laundries by White competitors.

The Dallas Daily Times Herald ran an editorial in 1894: Danger in Inferior Laundries: Dallas Customers Cannot Be Too Careful Where They Send Their Soiled Clothing.
"… the employees of the inferior laundries referred to, run the risk of contracting some vile disease… The people should give white laundries a chance"…
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Now that we are almost halfway through #AAPIHeritageMonth, I genuinely hope you’ve been celebrating the true diversity of #AAPI communities - from Pacific Islanders to queer/trans AAPIs to #BrownAsians and more.

Today, let’s talk more about Brown Asian American Movement. Let’s talk about the Brown Asian American Movement   Dr. KSince the inception of the Asian American Movement in the 19
If you don’t know about the #BrownAsian movement, here’s an article I wrote in 2019 about its history and current context. It’s titled “The Brown Asian American Movement: Advocating for South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Filipino American Communities”.… Historical Context:  In response to the Black Power MovementHistorical Context::  The first documented usage of the term
May we all acknowledge the many dynamics that occur in #AsianAmerican communities - especially when certain groups’ experiences are centered and presumed as the norm or most authentic, while others are forgotten, marginalized, or treated as mere afterthoughts. Many authors had written foundational texts about how  BrownMany scholars have illuminated how perspectives of East AsiaMany scholars have illuminated how perspectives of East AsiaMany activists and community leaders have illuminated how pe
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📣 @CoveredCA urges state's #AsianAmerican community to enroll by April 30th to get new savings on lower health insurance premiums via the #AmRescuePlan! #GetCovered…
--Over 400,000 Asian Americans in California alone are eligible for the #AmRescuePlan's expanded financial subsidies

--Many can get a high-quality #ACA plan for as little as $1/mo; current off-exchange enrollees could save up to $700/mo
A few examples:
--a 21-yr old single adult in West LA earning $25.5K/yr can get a #SecretPlatinum plan for just $43/mo *or* a Bronze plan for just $1/mo

(she should go for the former, aka "Enhanced Silver", tho)
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A journalist friend informed me that a major national mental health organization provided a list of “Psychologists available to discuss Anti-Asian Racism and Violence”. It included many people who have mentored me or have been invaluable to @AAPAonline & #AsianAmericanPsychology.
Please follow all of these amazing Asian American Psychologists and their work: @seachellez @drmichifu @gnhall2 @HelenHsuPsyD @RichLeePhD @DrWillMingLiu @drpriscillalui @deraldwingsue @DrSherryCWang & Dr. Jenny Wang (IG: @ asiansformentalhealth)
Two weeks ago, I contacted the organization to let them know that I was concerned that their list included 9 East Asian Americans and 1 Filipina American and that it was not inclusive of the many South Asian and Southeast Asian American psychologists who are doing amazing work.
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Behind the hate: Who is committing hate crimes against #AsianAmericans?…
"The rash of bias crimes against #AsianAmerican New Yorkers, politicians say and we affirm, is driven by hate. But stating this fact can obscure as much as it can reveal."
"It’s equally important to understand who is making the mischief: hardened criminals and emotionally disturbed individuals."
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It’s Day 17 of the MOCA 40 Stories campaign where we celebrate MOCA's 40th Anniversary by sharing 40 stories over 40 days on social media.

Each story reveals a facet of the untold history of MOCA, using iconic archival images from the Museum’s Collections. (1/6)
In the ’60s and ’70s, Chinese movie theaters were prevalent in Manhattan’s Chinatown, usually serving as places for members of the community to gather and reclaim a sense of home by watching films in their mother tongue. (2/6)
But with the rise of technology and the ability to watch films and television at home, the theaters saw a sharp decline in the late ’80s and early ’90s. In 1993, Sun Sing Theater, located on East Broadway, shuttered and remained unoccupied for a time. (3/6)
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Today is Day 16 of the MOCA 40 Stories campaign where we celebrate MOCA's 40th Anniversary by sharing 40 stories over 40 days on social media. ⁣⁣

Each story reveals a facet of the untold history of MOCA, using iconic archival images from the Museum’s Collections. ⁣⁣(1/5)
1995 would see the museum take its second name change. The previously renamed Chinatown History Museum would become the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA). This name change would reflect the museum’s new direction. (2/5)
As the study of the Chinese diaspora grew, the museum expanded its collection and education efforts beyond the borders of Chinatown. That same year, the museum would work with the Triennale Di Milano in Italy to exhibit a show entitled “China/town: Naming Ethnic Spaces.” (3/5)
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Let me tell you, I am declaring being done w/ the shame spiral & apologizing for my #AsianAmerican identity. There's a lot of work to do as a community, but we can't do that work, if we can't acknowledge that shame is part of white supremacy that keeps us in our place (thread) 1/
First, I want to shout out Black feminist & linguistic scholars, including the fantastic @BlackGazePod convo w/ Dr. @aprilbakerbell. @DrPorcher & @dr_s_bertrand, your unapologetic stance that Blackness will save Black people reminds me to stand in my own truth 2/
Okay, and also shout out to the fantastic essay by @poetpedagogue that reminds me that we cannot abolish systems that promise us opportunity if we play by the rules until we conquer our own internalized oppressive mindset 3/
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Dr. Grace Yeh speaks about the importance of knowing our histories as #AsianAmericans, but also the necessity of responsibility & care for other communities of color & indigenous peoples. #Ethnicstudies
I also love learning about Dr. Yeh and her work, like the "Filipino Love Stories" project to highlight immigrant lives on the central coast:…
Dr. Yeh talks about the history of #AsianAmerican studies, of ethnic studies, highlighting the solidarity in the early movement & work of the TWLF, their demands & that #ethnicstudies wasn't just about diversity & multiculturalism but power & empire
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Chapter 10 in #FighttheTower: Care Work: The Invisible Labor of #AsianAmerican Women in Academia by Wei Ming Dariotis & Grace Yoo is a whole new level of feeling seen. It starts: “Care work performed by AsAm women in the academy is a form of labor...1/
...that involves intentional caring that allows others to feel cared for and—when emotions are concerned—may require withholding one’s own emotions for the betterment of others.” (p. 300)
“Our purpose in conducting this study was... to show 1) the critical need for this work; 2) ask that administrators & colleagues value & respect this work; & 3) demand that space & time be provided for this work to be accomplished successfully.” (p. 303)
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I debated sharing this, but think transparency is important. In a recent anonymous student evaluation, a student said that I came off as "pathetic" for making an off-handed comment about my awkwardness being turned into a meme, while I was online teaching during COVID (a thread)
The student prefaced the comment w/ "this is going to come off as harsher than I mean it," and ended it w/ how awkward it made the class feel when I said it.

Comments like this are unnecessary, dehumanizing and hurtful. 2/
During COVID, while trying to balance online teaching with parenting & everyone in the same room bc of internet connectivity issues, I had moments where I wasn't at my finest. I was open about my humanity w/ my students & struggled to balance everything. 3/
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I just started this book & I can tell it is 🔥🔥🔥So excites to read about #AsianAmerican women scholars’ resistance AND renewal in the academy. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for ❤️ Image
Will probably tweet to this thread thoughts as I’m reading. My first is how much I appreciate that the book begins w/ a women of color in academia manifesto that embodies #solidarity and notions of #collectiveresistance #fightthetower
From the prologue by Shirley Hune: "The idea that #AsianAmericans are a quiet, hard-working, & docile people who do not "rock the boat" is a gross misunderstanding of their realities....1/2
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Y’all better! I see you ⁦@DrPorcher⁩ & ⁦@dr_s_bertrand⁩! ❤️💕Thank you for sharing your #sistercircle w/ us & thank you to Black feminist scholars leading the way in their work & embodiment of Sister Circles in Academia. Check this out!…
Also, I just want to shout out my own #AsianAmerican sister circles. First, my original Asian American sister whose handbills on an escalator drew me into this whole journey of identity in many ways, @jungkimphd & who, in true sister fashion, will fight me for books 📚😂
Then my #AsianAmerican #academicmama sister circle: Ruchi Rangnath, @YehCathery & @Judy_Reach who have gotten me through this pandemic w/ so much love & solidarity...
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I'm so excited for @PBS #AsianAmericans starting in just minutes!!! Watch on your local PBS station 8pm EST OR ONLINE HERE!!!

I'll be semi-live tweeting what I learn from #AsianAmPBS here! Follow this thread!…
It's starting!!! So excited! #AsianAmPBS
I hear you, @danieldaekim! #AsianAmPBS

Interesting to start @PBS #AsianAmericans w/ the St. Louis World Fair, how the US announces its arrival as an imperialist power, its takeover of the Philippines as a colony, & the white savior complex towards brown people! Rolling w/ this!
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Hey #MadisonWI & anti-racist friends, please be aware of what's happening in Madison with @OvertureCenter's production of Miss Saigon. Originally Overture agreed to host a panel by Asian American Studies scholars on the representations of #AsianAmericans in the show.
Now, the day of the panel, @OvertureCenter has cancelled the panel entirely. Apparently leading up to this Overture staff did not up hold promises, refused to print the program note by Dr. Timothy Yu, and ultimately cancelled the entire panel.
The actions of Overture make several things clear. First the #racism in Madison is not limited to anti-black racism & we need to support our Asian and Asian American community members.
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Hi everyone thank you for all your support and empathy in the past few days.
To minimize further injuries, the original voicemail with the intended subject's name has been removed, but I am reposting here with name obscured:… (thanks for tech help!)
I am also reposting my entire Twitter message regarding this incident, with other important ideas I forgot to include:
four days ago my work phone got a rambling but confrontational 3.5 min voicemail from someone questioning my legitimacy to teach based on my presumed #citizenship and #ethnic identity. You can hear the actual message here:…
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