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Bill to count more ethnic groups heads to Brown

Sep 13 2011

California Watch
 
Of the more than 57,000 Tongans in the United States, 40 percent – nearly 23,000 – live in California. But you won't find them identified in California data: The state does not require agencies to count them.
 

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On 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 JA, Muslim American Friendship Grows

Sep 10 2011

Pacific Citizen
 
John Tateishi was in his car in California when he first heard news of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the radio. Knowing the adverse reaction this could have against Arab and Muslim American communities, Tateishi, who was JACL national director at the time, took immediate action. He turned his car around.
 

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Asian Americans In California To Benefit From Redistricting

Aug 23 2011

KoreAm
 
It looks like the political clout of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has improved due to California’s grand experiment in political redistricting.
 
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission was charged with redrawing the boundaries to better reflect neighborhoods, and many of the new lines leave Asian American neighborhoods intact, thanks in part to a coalition of groups led by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC).

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