Asian Pacific American


Asian Pacific American

Asian-Pacific American is a term that was used in the United States to include both Asian Americans and Americans of Pacific Islander American due to its official use as a race on the United States Census between the years 1990 and 2000. Since 2000 the United States Census Bureau has split these two groups apart because the majority of the people included in the term considered themselves to be two separate groups when questioned by the anthropologists who designed the racial definitions for the 2000 US Census. Now, Asian American and Pacific Islanders are two separate races on the US Census 2000, so the term Asian-Pacific American has decreased in use. The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center at CSU Pomona defines an "Asian & Pacific Islander" as someone with ancestry from West, Central, North, East, South, Southeast, and East Asia and someone whose ancestry is from the Pacific Islands. [CSU Pomona. Asian and Pacific Islander Student Center. 2006. [http://dsa.csupomona.edu/apisc/About_APISC.asp] ]

ee also

*Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

External links

* [http://www.apahistory.com/about.html A|P|A Histories web site]
* [http://www.army.mil/asianpacificsoldiers/ Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Army]
* [http://www.capaa.wa.gov/index.html Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs] (CAPAA), Washington State.
* [http://dchealth.dc.gov/DOH/cwp/view,a,1370,q,574038,dohNav_GID,1787,dohNav,%7C33120%7C33139%7C.asp Asian Pacific American Census Facts and Figures] on the site of the Washington, D.C. Department of Health
* [http://www.army.mil/asianpacificsoldiers/ Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Army] by ARMY.MIL
* [http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/asiabio.htm Noteworthy Asian Pacific Americans]
* [http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/api.html Asian Pacific Americans in US Census]
* [http://www.capaonline.org/ Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans]
* [http://www.apiasf.org/ Asian Pacific American Scholarship]
* [http://www.apawomen.org/ The Center for Asian Pacific American Women]
* [http://www.asian-nation.org/ Asian-Nation] APA History, Culture, Statistics, & Issues

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