Asian Americans continue to face widespread discrimination, which is exacerbated by fears that the broader public doesn’t particularly care, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: Asian Americans are among the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. But Asian Americans have historically been “invisible” in society, Norman Chen, CEO of The Asian American Foundation, a national nonprofit with offices in New York and San Francisco, told Axios,

By the numbers: In the largest survey of its kind, Pew asked more than 7,000 adults of Asian descent about their experiences with racism and discrimination in the U.S.

  • 57% say discrimination is a major problem. And an even bigger majority — 63% — say the issues they face receive “too little attention.”

Context: The U.S. government treated immigrants from Asia as a kind of “unassimilable” outsider, Karthick Ramakrishnan, a University of California Riverside professor, previously told Axios’ Niala Boodhoo.

  • It’s no surprise, then, that 78% of Asian adults in the Pew study say they’ve been treated as a foreigner in some way, even if they were born in the U.S.

What they’re saying: Culturally and […]

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