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Asian Americans in elite colleges would rise by 2 percentage points if admission is only based on tests, study says

Editor’s Note: The headline of this article has been updated from its original version to say that the number of Asian American students would increase, not decrease if tests alone were used in college admissions.

Nearly a quarter of Asian Americans accepted to elite colleges would no longer qualify if their acceptances were based on tests alone, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

AAPI Women Register Highest Long-Term Unemployment Rate During COVID-19

Women in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other minority communities experienced the highest long-term unemployment rates resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent analysis of UCLA statistics from 2020 revealed. 

Disproportionate figures: According to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), nearly half (44%) of all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women who lost their jobs last year have been out of work for over six months, reported The Hill.

API Actors Mostly ‘Invisible’ With Only 5.9% Landing Speaking Roles in Hollywood, Study Finds

Sociologist Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, Amazon Studios and the UTA Foundation conducted a study about the lack of API representation in Hollywood.

About the report: The Prevalence and Portrayal of Asian and Pacific Islanders Across 1,300 Popular Films is part of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that “uncovers the limited portrayal” of the API community, according to Variety

42% of Americans Can’t Name a Single Prominent Asian American, Study Shows

Nearly half of the Americans featured in a recent national study were unable to name a single prominent Asian American, highlighting the lack of Asian and Asian American representation in U.S. media. 

The findings: The recent study was commissioned by Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change (LAAUNCH) to “unearth data on the attitudes and perceptions of Asian Americans to address the root causes of racism and discrimination.”

Asian and Black People the Most Likely to Get COVID-19, Meta-Study Finds


Asian and Black people have a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than White people, according to a meta-study published on Thursday.

Researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, with support from the U.K.’s National Institute for Health Research, screened 1,500 studies before focusing on 50 that documented records of about 19 million coronavirus patients in the U.S. and the U.K.

Over 3 Cups of White Rice a Day May Cause Diabetes, 9-Year Study Says

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Eating over three cups of white rice offers a greater risk of diabetes than eating less of it, a new study has found. 

Extensive research: The long-term international study, conducted as a part of the large-scale Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) project and published in the Diabetes Journals, posited that the risk is most prominent for South Asians.

Asian American Students the Most Likely to Have Depression, Study Finds

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A new study has found that Asian American college students experience a higher rate of depression than students of other racial backgrounds. 

Signs of depression: Published by the Journal of American College Health, the research found that college students of Asian heritage reported depression symptoms at a higher rate than those of European American and Hispanic origin.