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Asian American voters leave a Temple City, California, polling place in 2012, in the state’s first legislative district that is majority Asian American. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Asian Americans’ political preferences have flipped from red to blue

Asian Americans were engaged in an electoral realignment long before Kamala Harris was added to the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Despite criticism from segments of the community, affirmative action helps many disadvantaged Asian-Americans. Torwai Studio/Shutterstock.com

Asian America needs affirmative action in higher education

Not all Asian-Americans are high-achieving model minorities. What happens when the myth of Asian disadvantage hurts some of the most marginalized students in the US?
Speller Dev Jaiswal of Jackson, Mississippi is a second-time National Spelling Bee competitor. He finished fifth in 2015. Shalini Shankar

What does the spelling success of Indian American kids tell us?

This is the eighth year in a row that Indian-American kids have emerged as champions at the National Spelling Bee. What is the 'secret' to their success?

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