Asian-Americans

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From Texas Standard:

The days when Democratic presidential hopefuls would think of Texas solely as their ATM – a place to raise money – are over. These days, candidates are actually campaigning in the Lone Star State, vying for Texas’ 228 delegates. And, since candidates are meeting voters face-to-face, it would be good for them to learn as much as they can about who lives here.

Alice Yi, the community engagement manager for the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
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Austin’s Asian-American population has been among the city’s fastest growing communities in the past decade, but groups are worried the upcoming census won’t reflect that.

Syeda Hasan for KUT News

The City of Austin is hosting a series of community meetings for Asian American residents as part of an effort to help improve their quality of life.


Korean Restaurant in Killeen Serves Up Nostalgia for Patrons

Nov 10, 2015
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Think Killeen, Texas, and the U.S. Army post Fort Hood probably comes to mind.

The military facility was created in 1942, and it's been the town's most defining feature. But as millions of soldiers have flowed in and out of Fort Hood over the years, an interesting food culture has sprouted outside its gates.


On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement for Nielsen. Nielsen is a leading global provider of information and insights that measure what consumers watch and buy in more than 100 countries around the world.

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There’s a common misperception about Austin’s fastest-growing minority group.

Most people would think that title belongs to Hispanics. But while Hispanics are the largest minority group, they are not the fastest-growing. Although their numbers are still relatively small, Asian-Americans are the fastest growing group in Austin.