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Day 8. How Lawmakers Discussed Asian Americans in Social Media.

Did you know that Asian Americans’ First Languages are among the following: Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, and more?

“The longest-established Asian-American communities are Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Asian Indian, with the first two predominant. The first wave of immigrants came [to the US] in the 1840s, when young men from China, Japan and the Philippines were recruited as cheap manual labour on the west coast and in Hawai’i. Chinese and Filipinos worked on sugar plantations in Hawai’i, and all three groups worked as miners, railroad workers, agricultural labourers, fishery workers and light industrial labourers in California and the north-west. Many went on to run small businesses and their own farms, until they were prohibited from owning land by the Alien Land Act of 1913.” – Minority Rights Group (https://minorityrights.org/communities/asian-americans)

Learn More about How Lawmakers Discussed Asian Americans in social media at (https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2021/05/13/how-u-s-lawmakers-have-discussed-asian-americans-on-social-media).

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