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The New “Sleeping Giant” in California Politics:The Growth of Asian Americans September 12, 2006

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The New “Sleeping Giant” in California Politics:
The Growth of Asian Americans

Sept. 7, 2006
Letisia Marquez
lmarquez@support.ucla.edu
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Los Angeles, CA (September 6, 2006) – In the 1980s and 1990s, Hispanics were considered the “sleeping giant” in California politics because of their growing numbers. Asian Americans are now the new “sleeping giant” and are at a point where Hispanics were about two decades ago.(1) They have significantly increased their potential power at the polls in California, according to an analysis conducted by researchers affiliated with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and with the UC AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) Policy Initiative. The analysis uses data from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) released on August 15 and 29, 2006 by the U.S. Census Bureau, along with previously released data from the Census Bureau.(2) (more…)

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