'Asian' Label Too Broad for Some Californians

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Assembly Bill 176 was supported by the legislature’s black and Latino caucuses — and by many other ethnic groups in a state that is rapidly diversifying. It would have recognized the distinctions between people of different national origins, now all categorized as "Asians." Governor Brown vetoed the measure. Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of public policy at UC Riverside and the director of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.




Warren Olney