Portal:Asian Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Portal:Asian American)
Jump to: navigation, search

Asian Americans portal

Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The U.S. Census Bureau definition of Asians as "Asian” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes people who indicated their race(s) as "Asian" or reported entries such as "Asian Indian," "Chinese," "Filipino," "Korean," "Japanese," "Vietnamese," and "Other Asian" or provided other detailed Asian responses". They comprise 4.8% of the U.S. population alone, while people who are Asian combined with at least one other race make up 5.6%.

Selected article

Burmese Americans or Myanmarese Americans (Burmese: မြန်မာနွယ်ဖွား အမေရိကန်, pronounced: [mjəmà nwɛ̀bwá ʔəmèjḭkàɴ]) are Americans of Burmese descent. The term encompasses people of all ethnic backgrounds with ancestry in the present-day Myanmar (formerly Burma). Burmese Americans are a subgroup of Asian Americans. The majority of Burmese Americans are of Chinese descent.

Selected picture

Winter scene of Chinese workers in snow-covered landscaping.

In this month

Did you know...

Error: Portal:Asian Americans/DYK/7 does not exist.

Selected biography

Vincent Jen Chin (simplified Chinese: Chén Guǒrén; traditional Chinese: ; 1955 – June 23, 1982) was a Chinese American beaten to death in June 1982 in the United States, in the Detroit, Michigan enclave of Highland Park by Chrysler plant superintendent Ronald Ebens, with the help of his stepson, Michael Nitz. The murder generated public outrage over the lenient sentencing the two men originally received in a plea bargain, as the attack, which included blows to the head from a baseball bat, possessed many attributes consistent with hate crimes. Many of the layoffs in Detroit's auto industry, including Nitz's in 1979, had been due to the increasing market share of Japanese automakers, leading to allegations that Chinese American Vincent Chin received racially charged comments before his death. The case became a rallying point for the Asian American community, and Ebens and Nitz were put on trial for violating Chin's civil rights. Because the subsequent Federal prosecution was a result of public pressure from a coalition of many Asian ethnic organizations, Vincent Chin's murder is often considered the beginning of a pan-ethnic Asian American movement.


Select [+] to view subcategories


WikiProject Asian Americans map.svg You are invited to participate in WikiProject Asian Americans, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about Asian Americans.

Selected quote


Recognized content

Things you can do

  • Add more to this portal

Related portals

Associated Wikimedia