Stand and Be Counted

April 28, 2010 | Newsmakers, Queens College

Queens College sociologist and Distinguished Professor Pyong Gap Min, who served on the 2010 U.S. Census Advisory Committee on the Asian population, says every Asian-American must be counted to insure that this growing minority gains political clout. “The Asian-American population makes up about 4 percent of the total U.S. population and are overly represented in academia, professional jobs, managerial jobs because of their high education level, but in terms of political power they are behind the rest,” said Prof. Min, a leading scholar on Korean and Asian-American immigration. “If we have enough people representing the Asian population, politicians will pay more attention to our voices.”
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