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).
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.
Up to 4 in 5 Asian American professionals have experienced discrimination, according to a study by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) released last month.
What to know: The study, which was conducted in partnership with Oxford Economics, surveyed 1,455 Asian American professionals across 22 industries between August 2020 and January 2021.
A study from the University of Michigan reveals new information on anti-Asian hate incidents from last year.
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.
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.”
Harvard Medical School warns that white rice can be harmful to one’s health as it could spike blood sugar levels.
White or brown rice: The Harvard Medical School study compared white rice to white sugar, stating that a single serving of it has “almost the same effect as eating pure table sugar.”
Rice, a staple in most Asian households, is the biggest food source of inorganic arsenic, the more toxic version of one of the world’s most toxic elements.
While arsenic is present only in small amounts in most food and drinks, prolonged exposure poses serious health risks.
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.
Prejudice against Asian Americans is the strongest reason behind the beliefs that they caused the pandemic, a new study shows.
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.
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.