Wow, thank you for the great response! Below you’ll find the answer to our trivia question from Wednesday (06/20).
QUESTION: Nearly how many people will represent the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the U.S. by 2050?
ANSWER: (C) 40 million! The 2010 U.S. Census data projects that by 2050 the minority population in the U.S. will comprise of nearly 42 percent, with over 35.6 million (i.e. nearly 40 million) representing AAPIs, which is displayed by the Infographic (above) released by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). This infographic highlights the changing demographic landscape and the diversity within the AAPI community.
According to the 2011 CARE Report, between 2000 and 2010, the AAPI community grew more than any other racial group in the U.S. and is projected to continue on with this trend. The “AAPI community is rich with diversity” and in fact, represents at least 48 ethnicities, more than 300 spoken languages, and includes but is not limited to a diversity of experiences pertaining to immigration history, class, culture, religion, and educational and social mobility.
Click here to view the second infographic released by WHIAAPI, which highlights their objectives based on community need. Their focused objective on increasing AAPI access to federal educational opportunities is driven by the ongoing disparities that currently exist, particularly within the Southeast Asian and NHPI communities.
In the coming years, the education system in the United States must continue to address a rapidly growing underserved student population, including AAPIs, many of whom demonstrate some of the lowest college attainment rates. A more responsive and effective system of higher education is dependent on how AAPIs and other underserved students are made relevant to the national higher education priorities.
Congratulations to the Scholars who posted the correct answer: Christina T. / Anny L. / Kevin T. / Thu N.! You should receive an email from us soon about your prize!
And a big shout-out to our other readers who reblogged or posted an answer! Tune in this Wednesday (06/27) for another question!