A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Northeast, 2013 provides community organizations, policy makers, foundations, businesses, and others with the latest data on the Northeast’s growing Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. The report features data on 30 ethnic groups, highlighting the social and economic diversity within Asian American and NHPI communities and promoting a better understanding of their needs.
- Asian Americans and NHPI are two of the Northeast’s fastest-growing racial groups.
- Asian Americans and NHPI contribute significantly to the economy through job creation, business ownership, and consumer spending.
- Political power in Asian American and NHPI communities has grown through increased naturalization and voter participation.
- Immigration continues to fuel the growth of and shape Asian American and NHPI communities in the Northeast.
- Asian Americans and NHPI in the Northeast continue to face language barriers and need language assistance to access critical service
- The educational needs of Asian Americans and NHPI are diverse; these communities continue to have a stake in the future of public education.
- The economic crisis has impacted Asian American communities in the Northeast as increasing numbers are unemployed and living below the poverty line.
- Asian Americans and NHPI in the Northeast continue to face barriers to achieving housing security.
- Asian Americans in the Northeast are disproportionately impacted by disease yet face barriers accessing care.
A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Northeast, 2013 was made possible by the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Cyrus Chung Ying Tang Foundation, and Bank of America.