Tag - asian

Immigration drove white, Asian population growth in 2022


New York: Without immigration, the white population in the U.S. would have declined last year. Immigration also propelled the expansion of the Asian population, which was the fastest-growing race or ethnic group last year in the U.S., while births outpacing deaths helped propel growth in Hispanic, Black, tribal and Hawaiian populations. Population estimates released Thursday by the...

It’s Official: New York City Public Schools to have Diwali as School Holiday


Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar, and Asian Pacific American Task Force Co-Chairs Grace Lee and Zohran K. Mamdani announced the passage of legislation declaring Diwali as a school holiday in New York City public schools requiring students the day to celebrate with their families (A.7769, Rajkumar).  “New York City is a rich and diverse...

2020 Census throws light on racial and ethnic composition of the country


The Aug. 12 release of 2020 Census redistricting data provides a new snapshot of the racial and ethnic composition of the country as a result of improvements in the design of the race and ethnicity questions, processing and coding. Nearly all groups saw population gains this decade and the increase in the Two or...

Quick thinking Indian metro driver saves hate crime victim


New York: A quick-thinking Indian origin metro train driver saved an Asian man, who was shoved onto the tracks in an apparent hate crime, according to media reports.  The driver, Tobin Madathil, said that he had put the train on an emergency mode after he saw the man on the tracks, managing to stop the train...