Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States 2011 compiles the latest data on Asian Americans at the national level. Produced by the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, the report is a valuable resource to community organizations, elected and appointed officials, government agencies, foundations, corporations, and others looking to better understand and serve one of this country’s fastest growing and most diverse racial groups.    


  • Asian Americans are the country’s fastest growing racial group.
  •  Asian Americans make significant contributions to the economy through entrepreneurial activity, job creation, and consumer spending.
  • Asian Americans are becoming citizens, registering to vote, and casting ballots.
  • Immigration policies disproportionately impact Asian Americans.
  • Language barriers continue to limit opportunities for millions of Asian Americans.
  • Asian American educational attainment varies widely among ethnic groups.
  • Some Asian Americans struggle economically.
  • Unemployment has impacted Southeast Asian American communities.
  • Asian Americans continue to face housing concerns.
  • Access to affordable healthcare coverage is critical for Asian Americans

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States, 2011 was made possible by the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Cyrus Chung Ying Tang Foundation, and Bank of America.


Our helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.