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Asian population booming throughout U.S., Census says
New York, Los Angeles, and San Jose, Calif. had the largest numbers of people of Asian descent.
March 21st, 2012
07:26 PM ET

Asian population booming throughout U.S., Census says

By Stephanie Siek, CNN

(CNN) –  The Asian proportion of the United States population grew faster than any other racial group, according to "The Asian Population: 2010," a census brief released Wednesday.

People of Asian descent in America represent a booming and diverse section of the population. "Asian" was defined as any person whose ancestry originates among the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent – including countries such as China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, India, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Between the 2000 Census and 2010 Census, the number of people identifying as Asian or Asian plus another race rose 45.6%, yielding a total of 17.3 million people. The U.S. population as a whole grew by 9.7%

All of the U.S. states had increases in Asian population of at least 30%, except for Hawaii (where people of Asian descent make up more than half of the total population), which had growth of 11%.

Nicholas A. Jones, head of the Census' Racial Statistics Branch, told callers in a webinar presenting the results that the major factor in the growth of America's Asian population was fueled by several factors, but the most significant was international migration – people moving to the United States from other countries.

The 2010 census also provided data about ethnicities claimed by Asian respondents. Four million respondents identified as Chinese or Chinese in combination with another race or ethnicity, forming the largest single ethnic group. In second place were Filipinos, with 3.4 million. There were 3.2 million Asian Indian respondents, and Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese respondents each numbered one million or more.

Asians and Asian-Americans were widely distributed in cities throughout the United States, but higher proportions were found on the coasts. The New York City metropolitan area had the highest number of Asians in the U.S., with 1.1 million. New York’s most numerous Asian ethnicities were Asian Indian and Chinese. Next largest came Los Angeles(484,000, with Chinese and Filipino forming the biggest subgroups) and San Jose, Calif.(327,000, the most of whom were Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino or Vietnamese).

Almost half (46.2%) of the people reporting Asian descent lived in the western region of the country, 22.1% lived in the South, 19.8% in the Northeast, and 11.9% in the Midwest.

Among the 2.6 million people who reported themselves as being both Asian and another race, most (61.3%) listed "white" as the other part of their makeup. Just under 9% identified themselves as Asian plus "some other race," 7% reported that they were Asian and African-American or Black, 6.3% as Asian and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 5.4% as Asian, White and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and 11.1 percent identified as some other combination which included Asian. Of people who reported being one or more races and/or one or more Asian ethnicities, 41% reported a Japanese component of their heritage.

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  1. JD

    When will a brown man cultivate a nation that white people want to immigrate too? Never it is not in their DNA. They actually believe it is a coincidence that the worlds brown people run to what is, or was, majority "evil white" nations then claim they were equal partners in making it what it is. All they are good for is massive breeding crime, plagiarism, and insulting the population that invited them.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dr. Ravi R Cjhand, MD

    I think what people have to realize is that America first of all, belonged to Native Indians.
    Immigrants (Pilgrims) came here and took over their "Land".
    That being said, America is a country of immigrants, While White Americans built and shaped this country, they do not "own" this country.

    Asians, especially, Indian and Chinese are very peaceloving, educated, hardworking, tax paying people, helping American advance in every sector of medicine, engineering, businesses, dont believe in drugs, violence, terrorism etc. for the majority of non muslims that I believe.
    Americans should be grateful and proud, that their culture is once again being enriched and enhanced by intelligent Asians especially East India and Chinese, Taiwanese.
    America does not and has not belonged to Whites or any other race, it belongs to the Native Indians, the rest our all "immigrants", only the timing has differed.
    Without Indians, Chinese, Taiwanese, Americans would have poor Health care, IT services, Technology, NASA, Innovations, New Medication research etc. etc. I can go on and on.
    So, "Immigrant Whites" please stop acting and commeting as if this is your country, its "NOT"

    August 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra Wallace

      you are right, i was misunderstanding about asian beore : (

      April 21, 2013 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. abqTim

    They learned how to destroy the environment from the very best! See they are smart!!!!

    July 23, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Charles

    Since the European descendants in America are not reproducing at a sustainable rate I can think of a no better racial group of people to populate this country. They might well save it from the overall more violent and destructive groups growing and migrating here. This is not a politically correct thing to say but I think most know it's true.

    July 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 1212

    I look at the Asians as equals in the fact that they are a civilized people and you don't hear or read the statistics of them being here illegally or committing crime on a daily basis. I have an admiration for asian culture and welcome them. I can not say the same for many other cultures and ethnic groups due to a laundry list of offenses.

    April 3, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. OldRat

    This is AWESOME news – Asian People are WONDERFUL people – Respectful – Kind and Caring. I have lived in Asia and visited many Asian countries. Very safe and beautiful countries. The Asian Culture brings great success to the United States of America.

    March 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mathew

      Right just the same as any other culture!

      April 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. migeli

    Attention Asians!Hopefully most Americans don't feel the way some of the racist morons who post here do.You help to make this country a better place.Thanks!

    March 26, 2012 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. jilbert

    we are all americans, just contribute to the system and the system will help you back.

    March 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Debbie

    @standupcalifornia: well said. Every citizen in the UNITED States (with the exception of American Indians) are decendants of immigrants. America was and still is the Melting Pot.

    March 25, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. standupcalifornia

    This article contains far the most racist comments that I have ever seen in CNN news online.

    March 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Connie

      To all that making racist comment remember the last time i check there is only one race in this world. And it call the Human Race.

      March 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ill

    wooo i hope so.. we need more attractive females here..

    March 24, 2012 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. tensai13

    Oh goody, more Asians means that America's average IQ might just tip over into three digits.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • kosovar

      i was in usa and i think asian and african ppl give diseases to America..

      March 23, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
      • M Houston

        I hope you took whatever your diseases are (along with your Diseased Brain)
        back to wherever you came from.

        March 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • standupcalifornia

        My father is rests on ground in this country.
        My brother rests in National Cemetery in uniform in this country.

        I served the U.S. Army and continue serving as a reservist of the U.S. military.

        My loved ones live in this country and I will protect this country with my life.
        I will sacrifice everything that I have to protect my loved ones.

        Don't you dare take that away from me because of your ignorance.

        March 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Moncada

    I guess Asians will get discriminated against now? Just kidding but it's always possible.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeszir

      Asians get discriminated against all day son. The difference is we grit our teeth and outwork people instead of complaining about it.

      March 24, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
      • gliese42

        Asians don't cry that we are being discriminated because we were discriminated before we came to America but we love the American legal, education and its policy of equality for all Americans. We encourage our children to excel in their studies so that America will remembers them like they they honor Einstein

        March 24, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
      • MFWIC

        Which is why you are respected as people and appreciated for the contribution you make to society.

        March 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zach

    Why was my post about Asians accounting for ~5% of the total US population deleted?

    March 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ChiTroop

    If I lived among nothing but my own race, I would get tired of it.

    March 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. citizenUSA

    I don't know where you're from but I guarantee I can find several places in your hometown with conditions as deplorable as you described. Sure there may be some, but do you think all poor people WANT to live that way? No. That's why they come to the "land of opportunity". Your travels must not extend beyond your 7-11.

    March 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Natsume

    We will bury you.

    March 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • American_Fury

      Care to elaborate?

      March 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      What type of comment is that? Is this a threat?

      March 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • M Houston

      YOU, and whoever your "WE" is, are not going to "bury" ANYONE!!

      March 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  18. American_Fury

    I was fortunate enough to find my soulmate in 2010. She is a beautiful Filipina girl. So smart (degree in engeneering) she works her butt off. She's kind and generous and loyal to her family and to me. I love her with all my heart. I am glad to see the Asian population increasing. I hold no animosity toward any race, just toward the racists and some bad apples that are within every race. If we could all just get along and focus our hatred strictly on the muslims we can start to get rid of them at a greater pace and make this world a much better place. Oh and Nik before you make another stupid comment, Yes Phillipinos and people from India are Asians and Muslim is not a race. You got that, Einstein?

    March 22, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nik

      Moron, I am from India and I look nothing like a Filipino! Just because the ignorant US government classifies by continent instead of race, and calls it RACE doesn't mean I should accept it!

      March 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • annathetraveller

        nik, you area moron- nuff said

        March 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vic

      So u are with a Monkey Pilipino Girl...good luck.Ur babies are gonna look gorgeus.Bet you ur ugly too.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rudyl

        I beg your pardon? Have you seen beauty pageants recently? if not look it up :) heheheh Philippines never fails the top 5 spot .. and by the way have u seen ur face in the mirror lately?

        March 23, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. John

    I am afraid we are heading to what Europe is facing now, the Muslims in Europe, don't want to live peaceful in the hosting countries, but trying to force their belief on the Christians. Their wish, and they are working on it, is to turn Europe to Islam, they take advantage of the Democracy there, and stand freely on the streets with speakers and make fun of the leaders, criticizing them why they don't force the Sharia law in the country. They are "requesting" Mrs. Sarkozy to cover her hair like a Muslim women. Rapes in Sweden went up 600% as a result of Muslims raping Christian girls, who are aloud to them, since they are not Muslims, but it"s not "political correct" to blame the Muslim men there. Do you want America to be like that?

    March 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Richard Croker

    "Fastest growing" is a bogus statistic. If I have 100 oranges and 1 apple, and if I go out and get 99 more oranges and 1 more apple, then apples are the "fastest growing" fruit having increased by 100% while oranges have increased by only 99%. For all of the statistics offered in the article the single most important is omitted: % of Asian Americans over the entire US population.

    March 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • ssefs

      Why is it bogus? if rate of acceleration remains constant the smaller faster reproducing population could overtake the larger slower one.

      March 22, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JoeVT

    Wow what a bunch of ignorant a$$'s commenting on this thread, as an American I am embarrassed!. My God people pick a race, nationality, religion and what do you see? They are all made up of good and bad people. You cannot stereotype a person based on their race or gender or spiritual conviction. Not all Americans of Asian decent are hard working and educated just like not all Hispanics or blacks or "fill_in_blank" are lazy nor are all Muslims out to destroy America nor are all Christians out to save her. America tolerant of each others personal Freedom and differences is stronger. Despite the difference of those freedoms we all stand on the same stage of Liberty and there is a difference between freedom and liberty!

    Get a grip, this ignorance drives this country down the road to folly far more than any or all immigrant nationalities because it divides us. As Abraham Lincoln said (whose Grandfather X6 was born in England and immigrated here) "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

    March 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeVT

      so... are you saying EVERY Muslim male is raping Christian women? If the answer is no then you are saying I have to hate every Muslim because some of them do horrible thing? In 2006, there 194,000 white women raped in the U.S.(this number included Hispanic women) and 17,920 black women raped.... with black on white rape and white on black rape statistically tied about 3.5% .... based on your line of thought... .MEN are to be feared. That includes YOU, John.

      March 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jim

    Us white-punks-on-dope are becoming a minority in the USA. I guess the more people there are in the USA, the faster we can over-consume our natural resources, increase the number of lanes going in and out of Atlanta and LA, and the faster we can drive millions more into poverty. I guess ya gotta be a big fan of diversity, even if diversity is masochistic!

    March 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moncada

      I am almost 100% certain the United States of America was not meant for a specific race.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rudyl

      I have a pending application to migrate in the US and an employer wont sponsor me if there was not a need for me to work there.. i guess it would just be rational to review who are these unemployed people.. and then consider the jobs that are out there that these companies are considering .. then you make a stand from there.. :) i rest my case.

      March 23, 2012 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  23. Z

    Of course, had this article mentioned the percentage of Asians in the total population, it wouldn't be that sensational anymore. What? They account for about 5%?

    March 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jason

    How can you comment on this article without being racist?

    March 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      EVERYTHING IS RACISTS TODAY

      March 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  25. NorCalMojo

    Now there's a revelation. What would we do without CNN to point out the obvious.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Julnor

    Personally, I find it appalling that the census form asks us for our race. Race is not important and the primary purpose of the census is to apportion electoral votes. Hopefully it will be eliminated in the 2020 census.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  27. closetiguana

    You can be pretty sure none of them will grow up begging for spare change unlike the other races (mine included).

    March 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  28. HUNG

    The roads are becoming unsafer by the minute!

    March 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Christopher

    Finally, some good news about race in America.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vattore

      GOOD NEWS????!!!! CHINK INVASION????!!!!!!!! Yeahhh right.Smelly, dirty and Ugly

      March 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. SR

    The Chinese eat all the leftover tigers and elephants on the planet! Then they decorate their walls with ivory! They will eat all the whales and sharks too when we run out of land animals!

    March 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dunkin'

    So cut to the chase, when will it be required to speak Chinese to find work in Los Angeles?

    March 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clyde

      Welcome to the Human Race. A circus of ignorance. How sad and pathetic we are to actually believe skin tone, facial features and the pure accident of where we're born in this world defines our self worth and ranking among other H.sapiens.

      March 23, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  32. Tyler

    Ok, another race article. Time to move on.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Natsume

    The oriental race as a whole feel that other races (black/latino/caucasian) are simply inferior. In my time in this country, I find that perception, to which I was raised to be correct. I will show you the same courtesies, that I would anyone. However, you're not my equal when it comes to drive, or education. Some races/cultures bring down the species. Over time natural selection weeds out the weaker species.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike A

      Your comments make it seem you are one of the "superior ones". If you really are, you would know that the word oriental is attributed locale or objects. The people are referred to as Asians. As an Asian, you would take offense... if you were.

      Signed,
      one of the inferiors.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Me

        Mike......Nicely said.....and I am Asian.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • YouIdiot

      I'm Asian and I am absolutely offended by your comments. These comments promote racial inequalities that we, as a society, have been working towards erradicating. Superiority is great.. when you are the only one existing in this world. But you are not by yourself. There's something to be said about civility and cooperation for the greater advancement for mankind.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • TomHank

      Wow, I think you should sober up before posting on the internet. You are one ignorant and uneducated person, sir.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • kwiw

      Wow. That's somewhat racist. Race has nothing to do with drive or education. It's cultural. (On another note, anecdotally, Asians I have met are very book-smart, but [generalizing here] lack in ability to think as creatively as Western-educated folks.)

      March 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Me

        A lot of Asians are educated here in the U.S........it is noted that you are generalizing. And to your point.....I have come across many Asians educated abroad.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • HUNG

      Your "drive" may be exceptional, but your "driving" SUCKS!!!!!!

      March 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indeed123

      Yes, we certainly are separated by our skill in *Driving!* LOL.

      March 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heeelo

      Do I sense a small man syndrome??

      March 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. PS

    we are just now "discovering" this? I was born in the Bay Area and due to the technology boom engineers, mathematics, and programming (something Asian cultures are VERY good at) was in high demand and between 1994 and 1998 the previously Caucasian majority had decreased to the point that there was no longer a significant majorIty in my county with the largest gains in Asian and Hispanic populations. Now that increase (as jobs and companies migrated out of SV) translated into increases in other area's Asian population, additionally they are much better at education and therefore can relocate and give their children a leg up by attending a few years of HS then graduating and attending the top universities. More power to those that are willing to risk something to gain a better chance for their children with the opportunities here. if only all Americans were as studious and determined we wouldn't be so far down on the education ladder of the World.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      If you cannot get them out...breed them out.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jason

    Indians, along with other Asians, have one of the highest educational levels of all ethnic groups in the U.S. Almost 67% of all Indians have a bachelor's or high degree (compared to 28% nationally and 44% average for all Asian American groups). Almost 40% of all Indians in the United States have a master’s, doctorate or other professional degree, which is five times the national average.[19][20] Thomas Friedman, in his recent book, The World is Flat, explains this trend in terms of brain drain, whereby the best and brightest elements in India emigrate to the U.S. in order to seek better financial opportunities.[21]

    Educational Attainment: 2010[22]
    (25 and Older)
    Ethnicity Bachelor's Degree
    or Higher
    Indian 71.1%
    Chinese 52.4%
    Filipino 48.1%
    Total US Population 28.0%

    March 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nik

      Sorry 'Jason', Indians aren't Asian.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gibber63

        Better check your map book again !!! Dufus.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nik

        Well then Iranians and Israelis are Asian as well moron.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lee

        Russians are considered Asian also.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • nondescript

        @Nik I am very sorry if your vocabulary of "Asian" consisted only people from east asia. Iran and Isreal also fall in Asia.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • American_Fury

        You're so stupid Nik it is unbelievable. Maybe you're thinking about the native americans when you say Indians. Oh wait... you thinking?? Not gonna happen. Go get your GED dude. It should only take you a a half century or so to graduate.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • seb

        Of course indians are asia.. they are so asians in many ways..I don't know where u get the idea they are not..

        March 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • gliese42

        Nik...India is South Asia. Indonesia and Malaysia has Indians and Chinese too and most are immigrating to US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Most of them are rich and highly educated.

        March 24, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • nottherightpicture

      This is a bias of selection.
      In contrast to US, the Indian Asian population in UK is uneducated and has really low income. The reason is UK needed manual manpower after world war II and they let Indians come to do their menial job. IN contrast US, opened up for Indians in a big way in 90s due to the requirement for doctors/engineers, collapse of USSR and also because of India distancing itself from Russia.
      This is why Indians have such a high level of income and education in the US.
      This is called a positive selection bias!

      March 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jeff

    Bye bye America. It was a lovely country while it lasted.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      so u have no clue what America is huh.... so your ancestors are all Indians right? if so then u know their america vanished 200 years ago if not then um yeah time for u to go back to school

      March 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Spoken like a true Native American, Jeff.

      "Everything changes but change itself." – JFK

      March 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. hmm

    the US is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels – courtesy cia website (2012)

    March 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Spades

    Um...the article is specifically about the ones living in the US unless you are implying that the ones in the US have some kind of authority over the environmental impact in China & India.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ZnHcats

    C'mon folks, India, Pakistan, Srilanka are the same but split into two different countries. Why fight like a kid!? Ultimately, we are all human living in the same planet, or in the same land. I love this country b/c of diverse populations, I've learnt a lot from living among you.

    Peace everyone.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nik

      Cats, as a Indian from NEW DELHI, I agree India and Pakistan were once one country – but Sri Lanka has NEVER been part of India. They have a different culture.

      I also think the Census needs to reevalute who is ASIAN. Indians and Pakistans – we are not Asian in the American sense which means East Asian. I have no problem with East Asian people – I think they are wonderful, however we look very different and have very different culture. India and Pakistan are closer to the middle east than east Asia.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZnHcats

      Sorry should be three countries, not two.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • g.r.r.

      Actually, no. It was multiple nations that the brits put together, and called it India. Upon the freeing from UK, India split itself into multiple nations.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      I'm sure ZnHcats meant Bangladesh, not Sri Lanka.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. CJ Topspin

    Ahhhhh...just more division in an already divided United States.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jason

    According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Indian American men had "the highest year-round, full-time median earnings ($51,094)", while Indian American women had a median income of $35,173.[23]

    According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Indian Americans had the highest household income of all ethnic groups in the United States.

    According to the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, there are close to 35,000 Indian American doctors.[24]

    Among Indian Americans, 72.3% participate in the U.S. work force, of which 57.7% are employed in managerial and professional specialties.[25]

    In 2002, there were over 223,000 Asian Indian-owned firms in the U.S., employing more than 610,000 workers, and generating more than $88 billion in revenue.[26]

    March 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Interesting.....what website did you get that from?

      March 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jason

        Wikipeida – look up Indian Americans.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • nottherightpicture

      Jason,
      You may be right and I am not arguing what you wrote. But as I mentioend earlier this is all a selection bias. In US indians are educated, UK they are not, in Negeria many are businessmen. Its all about who immigrated. I dont think the level of education in India as a whole is really that great. When you have a billion people its not difficult to find few extremely intelligent and well educated people!

      March 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jason

        @notthe – you are right. Of course, Indians as a whole are like any other people. In the US, they are more highly educated because that's who the US lets in. These numbers just show that 'Indian=seven eleven' stereotype is totally wrong.

        March 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Canopy

    Just watched a video by Michio Kaku that explains why the Asian population is booming. Has a lot to do with our poor educational system that diminishes students curiosity in certain subjects. So basically, because our children aren't learning at the same pace as other nations, these other nations are supplying the knowledge (i.e. skill set) thats keeping us moving along. SO in essence, without this population boom...the US would be third world.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  43. Alex

    Including peoples of India and Pakistan in a group called "Asian" and calling it a "race" is an unscientific absurd. These peoples are not a same race in any classification. Why is US census doing it ? Even calling them "Caucasians" would be more correct, because it is genetically much closer to them than Asians.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Nik

      Thats what I have been trying to say – even the northernmost Indians and Pakistanis – Kashmiris and Punjaabis are darker skinned than East Asians and have different facial features.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Badar

        Most Kashmiris and Punjabis are very light skinned people. Where have you been?

        March 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • ddddggqq

        ladakhis and assamese are not indians then, by your logic? since they are too "asian" according to your definition

        March 27, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Badar

      Asia is a huge continent. There is NO ONE specific Asian race. But there are so many diverse people who are called Asians and are Asians. So There is a difference between Asian race (which does not exist) and Asians. In Sub-Continent (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) itself has so many different races settled in the vast region. It includes Caucasians (A race which originated in what's now called Iraq), Aryans (Yes half of them live in Pakistan the rest half in Europe), and dozens of so many other races. Its beautiful....

      March 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  44. CHris

    Wow, this is an EPIC trolling thread.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  45. latuya83

    Goes to show that while China is doing great, it's still not the good Ol' US of A. Those communist Chinese love themselves America.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  46. Shawn

    Fine with me, asian chicks are hot and not nearly as needy as most white chicks.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  47. Shekon

    American system has given us the success – more than what we hoped for.

    We as American Asians are thankful, however, our representation in government is pitiful and we need to grow in numbers like Latinos to make any impact.

    Dear Asians, please multiply and form a substantial vote bank! if you want your success to be passed on to next generation, we MUST form a strong united vote bank in US

    March 22, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Spades

      As an Asian, please don't start trying to represent me because you and I are of the same race. I couldn't care less what the color of your skin is when your running for office. It makes me cringe to hear people say garbage like this. I've been here all my life. I'm American first and foremost and I have absolutely no loyalty towards any Asian country.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Shekon

        Its voting you dimwit – do you vote ?

        March 22, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Rookie

        I concur with your Spades ! However, I believe that thread is posted intentionally to agitate a hate conversation by someone not an Asian.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Spades

        Yep but I don't vote based on whether the candidate is Asian which apparently is something you do. I would be a dimwit if I just voted based on people being my skin color and then automatically assuming we have some kind of special connection.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • markishere

        Spades, I wish there were more people like you in this country.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Badar

        All of us Asians living in US are loyal to America. This is about census. Not about making political statements. You dont need to have any loyality with any country in Asia. But you are still an American of Asian descent. What wrong with that?

        March 22, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Egg roll

    Any one likes some egg roll ?

    March 22, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  49. Nik

    Why are Indians and Pakistanis lumped together with Chinese and Fillipinos? They look completely different and have different culture.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • HHMMMmmmm

      Maybe because those countries are located in Asia...

      March 22, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Because they are considered Asian. This article is about Asians. Therefore, they are all lumped together. If you want to go by physical appearance, none of them look alike, so what would the point of the article be?

      March 22, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Badar

      Excuse me. Asia is a huge continent and is NOT restricted to people with small noses and small eyes. Oriental looking folks are just some percentage of what Asia represents. Iranis, Afghans, Tajiks, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Crygs, Indians and Pakistanis are very very Asians, more beautiful and intelligent than so many Oriental looking folks.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Truth

    OK Klansman. Don't you have a cross to burn?

    March 22, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  51. hmm

    Reading this, you would think that Asians are taking over. Does the article mention anywhere that the total percentage of Asians in the u.s. is 4.8%? The number of mixed-race people that include Asians is less than 1%. Interesting that the writer chose to leave this out.

    On top of this, "Asian" is so broad that even Russians probably check "Asian" on the race question.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Rocker

      Us white boys are raising the asian population by breeding with the woman like crazy.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  52. Ray

    Gee, the research group spent money to fiqure out that the Asian population is booming...ya think!

    March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  53. Shekon

    Asians are most successful in USA

    We been here for last 20 years and have better income, education, houses, cars then ALL of you majority 99% whites & blacks.

    Shame on you – whites and blacks. Asians best.!!

    March 22, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Nik

      Yea but if you are East Asian – Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean etc. the white boys are f***ing all your women!

      March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
      • bb

        My commiserations Shekon. Just think – you could have had a hot asian wife instead.
        I'm white btw.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rocker

      thats not true, yes you do better then blacks, but who doesnt do better then blacks they are at the bottom. Very lazy and very few have ability to get an education. East indians are doing pretty well to. I think all are doing ok except the stupid whites about 30% and the blacks about 98%

      March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
      • hmm

        rocker – let me guess. you are a white american who lives in a country (the US) that was built on the backs of black people and now you call them lazy. you probably also roll your eyes at "white guilt" and don't understand why ALL black ppl didn't go straight from slavery to being imprisoned. i mean... blacks DO commit all the crimes, right? the majority white police forces say so.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Mitt Romney

      Indians are the vultures on the earth. Slumdog Millionaire!

      March 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      Yes, thank you for all the dry cleaning joints.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Badar

      Why should Whites and Blacks be ashamed. I like both these races and people. They are wonderful Americans. I learnt so much from them here. Stop being rude.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leron

      No!!! SHAME on YOU CHINK! Listen, CHINOS have the lowest rate of volunteering for the army out of any ethnic group in the US. This means that while you sit and play Wii many blacks and Hispanics are fighting for your freedom .......................................... IN YOUR FACE !.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Shekon

    I love to see the look on white boy;s face when I pull my 760 Li next to his rusting Chevy – his face drops and he cannto understand how an Indian who has been in US for 7 years can ride a $140k car when his entrie family been here for last 200 years

    March 22, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      ummm I smell curry...oh wait...bath time?

      March 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      Shekon, you're hilarious.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      What were you driving in India,? Wasn't YOUR family there for THOUSANDS of years? Don't compare yourself to someone with a beat-up car. First, he could be poor and that's all he's got. Would you make fun of someone having a hard time? Then again, he could just be some low-life meth head who couldn't care less. I know a few people who've made millions in months and are driving cars that would make yours look like a golf cart.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • M Houston

      Go Home and teach your Indian brethren how to build, find and use indoor toilets...

      March 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Nik

    Why are Indians and Pakistanis lumped together with Chinese and Phillipinos? They look completely different and have different culture.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • hmm

      probably because if you're not black or hispanic, you don't get minority benefits in the US, so it doesn't matter where you come from.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Daddy24/7

      The word Asians because they all come from Asia. But being an Indian, I do not like to be clubbed together with other Asians as well, especially the Pakis. But we just cannot go around create a group for everyone, cant we.

      So live and let live.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Badar

        You can lose your sleep with your mental problems. Such statements don't make you look intelligent. Better to not show off your hatred.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Do You Dig It

    First, you are trash and a racist.

    Second, Asians also have the lowest rate of volunteering for the army out of any ethnic group in the US. This means that many blacks and Hispanics are fighting for your freedom while you sit here and say racist things about them.

    Third, from what I can tell, you are dirty and smelly.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  57. Brian

    Stupid people like yourself has an IQ lower than a pencil, and say dumb things. I'd prefer black, white, asian, mexican, or any other race over stupid people... I would take "ethnic" people any day over stupid people.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  58. ALKP

    Like you are so clean. I don't know who you people think you are??? you're probably white, fat and drunk or high

    March 22, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  59. citizenUSA

    Gee, people actually WANT to live here? Welcome.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      Exactly! That's how I feel, too. It's fantastic that people still feel the USA is a desirable place to emigrate to. Fair play to anyone who wants to establish their families here and work hard. And NYC has a long history of diverse, cultural influences. Welcome!

      March 22, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  60. patrick

    lolol

    March 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  61. American Nurse

    While I have nothing against any individual LEGAL immigrant, I have a huge problem with employers giving preferred status to immigrant workers. As a nurse, I've seen American citizen nurses desperately searching for a job, only to be passed over for a Filipino immigrant. In some departments, I've seen close to 50% Filipino nurses. Consequently, American citizen nurses are stuck having to accept the least desirable, hard-to-fill positions/shifts. What's worse, is that many of the Filipino nurses have heavy accents/broken English, and the patients can't understand them. I've had to "translate" on many occasions when a patient asked me, "What did she just say?"
    It's the same for other fields – there are plenty of qualified, talented American citizens WANTING to work, but their jobs are being given away to immigrants instead. I believe, if two candidates are equally qualified, a company should be required to hire the American citizen instead of the visiting foreigner. I have nothing against immigrants – but we should be hiring those who are already citizens first. It's for the benefit and economic strength of our country!

    March 22, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • open-minded

      The American Nurse comment is a typical comment by loosers. If you can't compete, just try harder, instead of blaming others for being smart and working hard.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        I was one of the top in my class, first to pass the National boards, and an honor student. It took me seven months to find my first nursing job (during a so-called "nursing shortage"). Then I had to commute out-of-town for the job I finally found.
        If you really care about this country and the painful unemployment rate, go research "H1-B" and get back to me. A sad percentage of those on unemployment right now are highly trained, educated, capable US Citizens.
        By the way, next time you want to insult someone, I suggest you learn how to spell first, Loser.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
      • hmm

        the fact that someone at the top of their class still feels threatened by immigrants who can barely speak english is an embarrassing reminder of the standards of our education system

        March 22, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
      • filipinonurse's daughter

        what proof do you have to validate your statement? you seem like a horrible person in general....my point of validation is your choice of comment which just proves your ignorance. Have a wonderful day – and when you look up at your ceiling and see that florescent lamp lighting your office or home – know that a horrible Filipino invented that. kick rocks at your pathetic self

        March 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • bb

        Thats not true, they are hard working people and generally cheerful. Go on a cruise ship and the best workers are always the filipinos. The comment about their English is correct though, they profess to speak English but put the emphAsis on the wrong syllABLE. It makes them very hard to understand.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • sane

      I agree 100%. However, I think there is a part of the equation missing here. Why would a hospital or doctor hire an immigrant over a citizen? Qualifications? Or will they work for less? Or complain less? There must be a reason. I can't imagine them just preferring a immigrant for no other reason.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        It's pure speculation on my part, because I'm not in administration, but I believe it's primarily financial. And who knows, maybe there's a bit of AA going on, too. Funny thing is, they are hiring H1-B Filipinos instead of US citizen Black or Hispanic nurses, for which AA was designed.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • hmm

        american nurse – sounds like you realize it is not AA, but continue to state your "speculations" as if you don't know that they are lies. maybe you should make up a different story for why you can't do your job well. whoops... i mean why non-Americans are evil for wanting jobs and working hard.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Ikester

      When I had surgery, I was taken care of by 2 different nurses – one American, one Filipino. The American nurse had no compassion and was lazy. When she performed a procedure and I said it hurt, she said, "oh that didn't hurt, you big baby!" When the Filipino nurse was taking care of me, she listened and responded to my wife and I with complete courtesy and compassion. Her English and accent were easy to understand, a lot easier to understand than some Americans!

      My wife is also a nurse and her observations are the opposite of yours. My observations as a patient are the opposite of yours, so I really can't take your observations seriously.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
      • LadyOcean

        My observations are the opposite of yours so I really can't take your observations seriously either. If you really want to be fair you would say it's an individual thing. It goes person by person. But I have seen too many really bad Filipino nurses to know that your case is actually the exception and not the rule.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      Solid concern. I don't understand why when I call AT&T about my home phone service, I get someone in another country. I can hear in the background others saying other company names from cell phone carriers to "seen on TV" crap. This one call center handles calls for many AMERICAN companies. We have people here that can do the job but it's not good for the company's bottom line since it may cost them more. Personally, I don't patronize companies that have call centers outside the US, (If I can. Sometimes the company is not US based or I need what they have badly enough to put up with it).

      March 22, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • filipinonurse's daughter

      first of all – ever think that Filipino or Asian nurses may be more qualified than what you call "American citizen nurses?" Also – how do you know these Filipino nurses are not American citizens. Your anger towards Filipino nurses is ridiculous. Side note: ENGLISH IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES! (most Asians from other countries come to the Philippines to learn English. check your facts – accent or not – that Filipino nurse can comprehend and communicate just fine – you're exaggeration of having to translate is laughable)

      March 22, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        No exaggeration. At least once a shift, I had to re-explain things to patients. And please understand, this isn't about or against Filipinos or Filipino nurses. This is about the employers choosing to hire non-American citizens in many fields over qualified American citizens. This was just my personal experience in several hospital settings. And there are good and bad nurses from all nationalities. Notice I said nothing about beside manner.
        I happen to know that several of them were here on visas – they talked about it.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • LadyOcean

        What's laughable is your defensiveness at the notions. I think somebody must have touched on a bit of truth with you. You really should learn to tolerate both sides of the experience. You'll go far in life.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • filipinonurse's daughter

        I tolerate both sides – as long as both sides have viable reasons to their opinions. You on the other hand are ignorant. The point that someone struck a nerve I'll agree with. Are you white? are you a majority? Then you never have had the feeling to have to fight for equality. Fight for the right to be accepted because of my character and not judged because of my race.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • citizenUSA

        As long as my nurse takes care of me properly I don't care if we have to communicate with chalkboards. My nurse is as, if not sometimes more, important than my doctor. It's not easy to get nursing credentials so I appreciate anyone who can get there. Don't we have a shortage of nurses? Nurses have a union. If there is anything unfair going on they should help you. Whoever does the better job deserves the better treatment regardless of seniority.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • LadyOcean

        Then I guess you better get to working on your character. Because that is the only reason I make the comments I do. The character of some of these nurses is questionable. Lazy, incompetent, poor bedside manner. All the books smarts in the world won't make a bit of difference if once you're out in the work force, you have no common sense and your "customer service" skills are lacking.

        Calling me ignorant is ignorant in itself. My son's have been in and out of hospitals for various medical issues and like I said before, the worst nurse they had was Filipino. The best nurse we had was a gentleman of Indian descent. Also Asian. So it's not about your race. It's about the lack of character. Work on it.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      The only thing I can point out with that is with most Immigrants they come over here in large family groups,so they tend to help each other get jobs.So when they need to hire more people those Immigrants already established help their family and friends come over here and get work,its just a matter of hiring someone who a current employee already knows vs hiring a stranger.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Jane

        EXAAAAACTLY! I don't know how many times I've heard my Indian friend say she either got a job through a friend from back home or helped a friend back home. I find many Asians to be materialistic and brag on how much better they do than black, hispanic, white Americans, not taking into account the racist/inclusive practices that helped them here, and the poor people in the countries they left behind.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johan S

      Why can't employers be allowed to hire who they want, and then patients choose the care provider they like? I mean, I wouldn't want to go to a hospital where the nurse can't understand me. But there must be some advantage to hiring the Filipino nurse, or employers wouldn't do it. Would you risk your reputation and business by hiring someone who cant do the job? That's like throwing money away. Maybe the Filipino nurses are willing to work for less than you, and maybe patients prefer lower cost care than the nurse being able to fully understand them. - just a guess.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        Just FYI – Patients don't get to choose who their nurse is. Nurses are assigned to them.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Johan S

        Patients can choose their health care provider .. if enough people had an issue with it .. the situation would be corrected. I mean the most profitable thing is to hire an unskilled high school kid .. but that's not going to work because patients would complain .. right?

        March 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • latuya83

      Cause Immigrants don't complain they just work. Maybe you should stop coming on here to complain and look harder for a job, come down to Florida, you can throw a stone here and hit a clinic or hospital in need of a nurse.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        Why is it that people assume that others aren't trying hard enough to find work? I once followed up with a hiring manager, who told me that she got 300 resumes for one posting. So she randomly picked out 50 to review, then chose 5 to interview. Did the other 250 not try hard enough?
        I finally got my preferred job because I knew the right people – who already knew me and my hard-work ethic.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      That's because Filipino's/Filipina's aren't lazy #$#$ like you are. They get the jobs because they are usually both brilliant AND compassionate, which is more than I can say about the majority of homegrown Americans, regardless of their color. You want their job? Get a work ethic and compete for it.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • LadyOcean

        Brilliant? Compassionate? Not the few that I've come in contact with. My son's are in and out of hospitals all the time for health problems and the absolute worst nurse they ever had was Filipino. Funny though, as soon as my husband walked in the room, she changed her demeanor. Until one day when my husband walked in and witness her snippyness to me. In front of our son. He read her the riot act and reported her to her boss. Bye Bye Bad Nurse! lol

        March 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        What's with the hate? What in my posts makes you think I'm lazy? I put myself through college, went to one of the toughest nursing programs around, and was an honor student. I had sterling recommendations from my instructors. My patients and their families have always thanked me for giving such loving care.
        This isn't about me. This isn't about Filipinos. This is about unemployed American citizens vs employed non-citizens. I simply used my personal experience and observations as an example.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • saluyot3

      Many Americans don't like to be nurses, so there is a shortage to start with. These Filipinas are hired in the islands, have passed US board tests and other tests as required. Its the Employers decision why things happen in hospitals. Maybe they see something of benefit when they hire them.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
      • American Nurse

        I wish that were true – there are hundreds of new nurses graduating from the schools in our area each year. According to the American Nurses Association, only 55% of nurses who graduated in 2010 had found jobs a year later. Enrollment is up. Hiring is down. It's not likely to change any time soon...

        March 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I thought Nursing profession has lots of demand. I also noticed that many US Citizens (of all races) are passed over some times to low skilled less paid less educated Indian workers (specifically in IT field. Now Indians are also 'managers' in many companies. They take bribes from big Indian companies like Tata, HCL, Wipro and hire their good for nothing low paid and low skilled workers on temporary visas. This should all come to an end.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • annathetraveller

      i'm an american and i gave birth to my baby in the hospital several years ago and this causian nurse which was appointed for me that night was so brutal and lazy she started hurting me with her fingers that I eventually requested an asian nurse – much more gentle , kinder and more patient they truly spend time with you and always with a smile-
      personally i much rather have an asian nurse than causian any day, i'll even take an african american nurse but never a caucasian and i'm half caucasian .

      March 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • anna

      i'm an american and i gave birth to my baby in the hospital several years ago and this causian nurse which was appointed for me that night was so brutal and lazy she started hurting me with her fingers that I eventually requested an asian nurse – much more gentle , kinder and more patient they truly spend time with you and always with a smile-
      personally i much rather have an asian nurse than causian any day, i'll even take an african american nurse but never a caucasian and i'm half caucasian .

      March 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  62. FU9L

    What did you expect they over populated there countries. so there countries passed laws on how many kids you can have so what do they do they come here and now are starting to over populate our country we should pass the same laws in reguard to them

    March 22, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      You are a racist bigot.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • cw

      Please learn English before posting nonsense.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • LearnHowToSpell

      Wow learn how to spell and use correct grammar. It is "their" countries and its "regard" to them. Way to try and insult Asians and then make yourself look like a complete idiot by not even spelling common words correctly.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • noteabags

      They are likely more literate than you.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Rocker

      There country or countries are full, we are getting their overfill.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • sane

      Two things. First: You should go back to school as you desperately need it. Second, of all these Asian countries, China is the only one with the "one-child" law.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  63. Daddy24/7

    As an Indian, I am happy to read this. I have been in the US for 10 yrs now and I am proud to call it my home. I came to this country as a student and 10 yrs later I am proud of what I have achieved. Its possible to achieve everything here based on your hard work. I am even happy to see Indians guys popping up in some of the TV shows these days. Hey its something positive, isnt it.
    I would just hope that people would open their eyes to other cultures and learn something out of it. If you live inside your bubble and spit out hatred to everyone around you, you will always be bitter. Just look at some comments posted here asking Asians to go back to Asia, grow up guys. I might be an Indian but I am now an American. Even though people reject that notion somehow because of my skin color.

    Peace out.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Shekon

      Good to hear that – from another Indian.

      America needs us successful Asians more than WE NEED THEM

      So let them be thankful to us and our contributions.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
      • nondescript

        I am an asian too. I suggest you check your pride. You are not the smartest and wisest alive. Be thankful for what this country has given you. There are places in this earth where people who work 100 times harder aren't getting opportunities they deserve.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Peterr

    Do you do these things?

    March 22, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  65. Jay Noyd

    I know a guy who is from the Clovis culture in North central Texas. That would be 10,000 years ago +. He said his people traded with the Trans-pecos culture along the Rio Grande.... They had an argument on who got here first. On the cave wall overlooking the Rio Grande was a painting that was interpreted as, I wasn't born in Texas, But I got here as quick as I could!

    March 22, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  66. Natsume

    America should allow a greater number of workers from Asian countries into its borders. However you will always find those 'dinosauers' who feel they take away work from 'native' Americans. The truth is they're is not enough 'native' Americans who are properly educated and trained for the high tech industries.

    What you will find is, 'native' Americans who can work in the lower paying service industries. America is fast becoming a 3rd world country. You have not kept up and have been surpassed. China is the dominant power in the world. America is only relevant because of its military might, which is fading as well.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • The Asian Man

      Natsume, I read some of you comments and it proved that you are an ignorance Asian. Stop nagging about yourselfnism, you are just making us "The Asian" looks bad. Commenting and bulling other races by calling name from you and some other people on here are just pure ignorance. I just love America and what it has provided me (a Vietnamese immigrant) and my family. All I could say is THANK YOU AMERICA!

      March 22, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      @BigBob – there is no open door policy whatsoever. It is virtually impossible to immigrate unless you are very highly educated, or have an immediate relative who is a citizen.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • latuya83

      If China is so dominant how come the majority of the Asian immigrants come from China?

      March 22, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  67. Manatee

    A lot of these are here on H1-B Visas for computer jobs. Now they said they need to bring in a lot of new H1-B visas for manufacturing. They've also done it with healthcare. This is more than ridiculous. It's obvious the effect it has on wages and job availability, to the detriment of the poor worker. There are other things to consider also.
    If they need to go back to a military draft, these people won't even be in the database for possible call up. If they commit crimes, they can always come back on a new visa under an alias name. Some are potential terrorists. If the companies really need extra workers, maybe they should just make them US citizens, so they have to take an allegiance oath to the US, and get fully immersed in our system. Seems to me that the only ones benefiting from all these floating visa people are the dreaded 1%, and not the 99%!

    March 22, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • bee1216

      It's actually not that easy to come back under an alias name and a new visa. And all visas must be approved by US consulates abroad after they're granted by the USCIS. I'm not condoning bringing people in to do jobs that US workers can do, but it's not as if anyone can just come in and get a visa.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
      • anna

        i agree to bee1216- it's not that easy to get an H1 B visa. my husband is French and i'm an American, to get this visa you have to be the cream of the top who can be a great asset to a company – a lot of times company's has to weigh it out : an American who has less education and demanding vs. a genius immigrant who doesn't complain and work twice as hard for the same pay? My husband is a work horse who is grateful to be in the US and he works with Asians who are the same a bunch of humble engineers who does not complain – You don't have to worry about them trying to overpower you

        March 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZnHcats

      Those who held accountability to bring HB-1here is the big greedy corps like HP, Microsoft,... they went to the Senate to testify and demand more HB-1 last year, in the reason of couldn't find experienced engineers here. At the same time, they lay of a lot of senior engineers to save money for their bonus. Same as other areas like accounting, in my work places, two of our customers' a/c dept were outsource to Indian, no more a/c dept in the office. They want more profits and continue lower their tax at the cost of us.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Daddy24/7

      Manatee, this is what happens when you listen to Faux news. First of all its not that easy to get an H1-B visa. It can be easy if your employer is someone like MS or IBM etc. If its a small company, its very difficult. Secondly, its close to impossible to go back and get a new visa under a new name. Who the he LL told you that bull crap. There are H1B visas because there are not many educated science and tech major graduates in US. If no american wants to take higher tech education in US, where is the labor coming from. I went to 2 diff Grad schools in America and maybe 5% of the students were American. Rest of them were Indians, Chinese and others. Dont blame the H1B system, blame the students for not thinking ahead. Quit complaining and start completing in a global world. Protectionism is not going to work anymore.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Mark T.

    Having productive, ambitious folks from EVERY country immigrate here makes us so much stronger, and as a democracy that accepts all these folks, it morally justifies our continued role as #1 power in the world. Think of it as having all the countries represented here, making the U.S. a very special case. So having millions of Chinese people here is a wonderful blessing, but the thought of Communist China being # 1 some day scares me to no end. They have little respect for the rights of their own people, so how would they treat me if they had the chance to determine my fate? At the end of the day the world needs the U.S. to lead. To get to the next level, the U.S. needs to be # 1 in technology, business, military strength and love for the human race.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  69. John

    My experience with countless indians and chinese is this (if you don't care what I have to say stop right here and skip my post) : they are friendly (indians are friendlier than chinese), chinese people are less likely to mingle with other races/nationalities if the opportunity arises. They are both slow and way under the speed limit drivers (especially chinese). Young indians are americanizing themselves at a faster pace than chinese, but the old indians seem not to be able to let go of the way they dressed back home (they look so so out of this century). Both are smart intelectually. And oh yeah, the chinese when they walk either at work or elsewehere, it's always like they stroll thru a Botanical Garden and have all the time in the world in their hands.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      II'm Chinese and I drive 80-85 mph on 55mph Chicago expressways.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Rocker

      Im sure you do Nate, you dont look in blind spots, cant keep your car in your lane. Have little to no idea what the road signs mean and have a basic inability to control a motorized vehicle... Its ok at least you can play video games and reboot my computer.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  70. Chandra

    Very Good News. More family oriented, educated, intelligent and industrious group that will enhance this country. Asians median per capita income is highest among all groups including whites. Their education level is also high among all groups.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Exactly! It's what I've been saying for years. The USA should set a ten-year program of bringing 25 million Asians from China, India, Vietnam and Korea over here. I'm not dogging our Mexican and African immigrants–it's just that each immigrant class brings a certian aspect, and the very unique aspect that Asians bring is obsessive self-improvement and inventiveness (only Jews do better economically in America than Indians or Chinese).

      By increasing our population by 25 million Asians and the other 10 million immigrants from elsewhere alon with the 30 million who will be born here, the USA staves off financial collapse that will come when the population stagnates. Buying us another 40 years is essential until we find a way to continue to grow economically while caring for our elderly. Would that Europe had as much luck as America in this area.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  71. dave

    i am married to an asian girl and am white. i would never again date or go with a white girl, they lack in many ways what an asian girl has to offer.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Jinda

      Thanks for this generality.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • z2cents

      @Dave.there could be many reasons. One: You might be small and need a tight one.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      @ Dave, I am black (what does race have to do with it...anyway, just silly), and also married to an Asian woman. But, your statement is beyond ignorant, makes you sound like a creeper who has a dose of "yellow fever." Your a weak man.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • small-dick-dave

      we all know why you prefer an asian

      March 22, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Hmmmmm

      I married an asian woman once and she cheated on me after 8yrs and I don't think it had anything to do with her race but rather her character as a woman. Men Lie Women Lie...

      March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  72. Natsume

    What America still has is the best Secondary education system in the world by far. However its public school system is one of the worst in the industrial societies. Even when American children do go on to secondary educations they are not earning the advanced engineering degrees that a country needs.

    Americans don't want to hear it, but China has surpassed you. America is a crumbling society living on its past glories. Nothing is produced in America anymore. The only new factories are from Asian countries, who like to take advantage of cheap American labor. America has itself to blame for its failure.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Jokesterer

      Your Engrish good.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Rice King

      China has 4x the population of the USA, so it will not have surpassed us until it has 4x the GDP. Any country that has over a billion people is a world power just by default.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Bob

      Yeah, but can the get a glass of clean water? They don't have squat. Soon they'll have to revalue their currency to level the playing field, because the world will demand it, or they will be cut out of the picture.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  73. whocares

    They included India in the count. Want to bet that 99% of the increase is Indian. Send them all back home and lower the unemployment rate. They do a bad job anyways.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • TonyInNYC

      You might want to take a second look at the data on who is earning advanced degrees these days and going onto well-paid professional careers in the United States.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
      • The Asian Man

        I am Vietnamese Asian, but I agree 100% with you. This guy doesn't know what he is talking about. Here is a hint for him, if he goes to a doctor or any health facility these day chance are he would run into an Indian or other Asian doctor.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • words allow you to read them

      Don't be discouraged, just read the article.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • R Calling

      I'll take that bet at any odds you offer. If you had an ounce of sense or an education you wouldn't say anything that stupid. Which is why the Indians and Chinese have the highest rate of education in this country, and their home countries are taking over the real economic growth in the world.
      And oh by the way, your handle says a lot... it's because of the whocares that you are falling so far behind. Keep daydreaming about past glory days.
      Name your price, doofus!

      March 22, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • God

      Is your boss Indian? I understand in your shoes they do better job than you and expect you to do more. Lazy fat chiken:)

      March 22, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • God

      You want to go back to africa or europe? are you so nice to native indians:) Columus was in greed to go to east india landed here. British stole whole world. So you theifs owe us more buddy. Get a drink and soothe your ass.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Gerry

        When are you getting your PhD in spelling?

        March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • noteabags

      Probably because India is an Asian country.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • blaqb0x

      I have yet to see a homeless Indian or Asian person.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  74. Jokesterer

    Hopefully they all speak good Engrish.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  75. angel611

    Our university of full of Chinese spies, oops I meant students.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  76. Tim

    Good, I like asians. I just hate the way they walk its like no one around them exists.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • nondescript

      and i hate the way you look at people.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  77. dave

    Cool. This means the number of hot Asian chicks in America is also on the rise...and no one can be against that!

    March 22, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • n2dood

      yellow fever? Nothing wrong with that, lol...

      March 22, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • small-dick-dave

      Dave, we're on to you!

      March 22, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  78. raceless_american

    asians are perfect example of needed immigrants in melting pot. there is no "button 3 for Chinese" on the phone and no Asians in food stamp and welfare line. always wondering why CNN mostly compares whites against black population and ignores other races, as asians, who doing much better on average than whites. also, whites need to be split by origin too to see better picture.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • RTB

      There are lots of whites in the food stamp and welfare lines!

      March 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • noteabags

      huh?

      March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      That is because there is no such thing as speaking Chinese. Their different "dialects" are for the most part separate languages. So for examples many Cantonese speakers cannot speak Mandarin and vice versa. So having a press #3 option would make no sense.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ann west

      🎯 🔴 Asians are often involved in violent Crimes , Who Shot up Virginia Tech ???? White Guys love Asian Chicks because they make them feel so BIG, lol lol lol lol lol pathetic

      March 22, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  79. b

    Whats wrong with Americans being different races? This is what makes us strong. New ideas from different cultures. They all contribute some good to society. They all want to be part of something great. Could you blame them? You don't see any Americans moving to these other countries.

    I'm white

    March 22, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  80. Steve

    The only true Americans are Native Americans. The rest of us are descendants of immigrants no mater what color or race. People need to remember that fact before shooting off their mouth about immigration.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      Meh....the "Native Americans" also immigrated, probably from Asia. So whatever.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  81. n2dood

    We have a large Vietnamese settlement just behind our property. The people are friendly and I'm glad to have them as neighbors. It's a diverse world we live in. If you live your life hating people that you don't know anything about you only hurt yourself. I'm a white guy from southern Alabama btw...

    March 22, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • nondescript

      we need more people like you sir!

      March 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Reallist

    Some cretans know nothing about history. So unless you are American Indian, you have no right to be here either even if you were descended from the original ex-convict British undesirables. And cut the BS of how you made this country, morons like you made this country fail.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • kptnkrunk

      Hey, bro. The Vikings were here first. They're the real native Americans. It's not their fault they were nomadic and didn't stick around to guard their backyard from Asian immigrants thousands of years ago.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
      • n2dood

        The Vikings first? Lol, I'm glad you don't teach history. My God ROFLMAO. The American Indians migrated from Asia across the Bering Strait long before the Vikings ever set foot on the continent. You are clueless.

        March 22, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
      • jfield

        Actually the Chinese were on this continent before the Vikings.

        March 22, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
      • ZnHcats

        Are you elementary school dropped out?

        March 22, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
      • ZnHcats

        "Actually the Chinese were on this continent before the Vikings."

        Native Indians' ancestor were Chinese, the two continents were one in ten thousands years ago, and some of them migrated by walking from on side of the continent to the other ends and the land split into two later. The native Indians have the similarity features have the Asian's, I learnt the info from an article many years ago and their DNA proved the similar to Chinese's, also, the pottery, the way the put their young child in the back as almost the same, according to the article. I think you can google for more info.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      Whatever. American Indian, what is that. Indians are from India, so I guess someone who has immigrated from India to the U.S. would be an American Indian, or would they be an Indian American? See what foolishness political correctness has brought us?

      March 22, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ftroy01

      I think you are about as undesirable as they get and obvioulsy as intellegent as an ameba.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • nondescript

      you are all wrong! Dinosaurs were here first.

      March 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  83. mikeM

    How many of these Asian immigrants are ILLEGAL? I don't care where people come from as long as it is legally. Were it not for recent Asian immigrants our high-tech sector would be in the dumps. Most university degrees are now earned by people of Asian descent. In contrast to immigrants from Latin America, immigrants from Asia value education and have a work ethic to rival the old American one.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • kptnkrunk

      Asians are so hard working, they remind me of the of the ol' Americans who helped build the transcontintal railroad that really helped our country take grow. Oh wait, I think most of them were Asian, weren't they? The ones who weren't Irish at least....

      March 22, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  84. Jimbo

    Asian-Americans are one of the most industrious, cheerful, and ethical segments of American society. So this is good news.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  85. Natsume

    The Asian race is harder working and more educated then the majority of 'Native' Americans. The USA for the most part is populated by poor trash. As an 'Asian' I come to this country and am amazed at the lack of educated, skilled workers we can employ in our factories. For that reason we bring over as many 'Asians' as we are allowed to produce a quality product. These workers are better trained and work much harder. The 'Native' Americans have nobody to blame for the plight they find themselves in. America is a nice place to vacation in, but the American empire is over forever.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • kptnkrunk

      When you are comparing two things, you use "than" instead of "then." Just a head's up.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      "Asian" isn't a race. It's a designation for people from the continent of Asia.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken in MO

      I know what you mean. Oh, wait...that is total BULLSH_T! That "poor trash" that you refer to invented almost every great device and technology that exists today. That "poor trash" created the greatest democracy that world has ever known. That "poor trash" created a society of freedom and properity. I dont know where you are from but clearly you are grossly misinformed and VERY ignorant to the facts. I am an economist...yes educated. The US has the best trained and most educated workforce in the entire world...in history of the world.

      PS. I happen to be a "white" american but my wife and children are Asian.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
      • sane

        It amazes me how all sides like to credit themselves for their ancestors' accomplishments or blame others for their ancestors' bad deeds.

        March 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ken in MO

        to Sane:

        I am not blaming or taking credit for anything. The facts are that Democracy is an evolving thing and most of the people that invented a mojority of the modern convieneces are still alive and invented them in the last 50 years.

        March 23, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken in MO

      To be clear. I am all for immigration and believe that it is not only right for America but it is necessary to sustain our democracy. But, it ticks me off when someone "takes advantage" of all that the "poor trash" created (democracy, inventions, freedom, etc.) then calls them names while doing it.

      Natsume, I would prefer that you just say, "Thank you!" and go about your life and enjoy all that the "poor trash" created for your use.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Haha

      Only a Texan would automatically assume all immigrant are illegal. Maybe your job got taken away because you're dumb

      March 22, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Rice King

      Something tells me Natsume's wife/girlfriend/sister ended up with a "poor trash" white guy and he never got over it.

      March 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  86. Ash

    Actually these days, Pakis from Pakistan would come under Middleeasterners in their outlook, violent nature and religious animosity. So Pakis are not Asians, these are almost Arabs.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Kokowawa

      You stupid!!Pakistan was part of India. They are better looking than Indians yes but speak a language which is almost like Hindi "urdu" and and they stink really bad just like Most Indians. They don't speak or understand Arabic and don't share a history with the Middle Eastern people and the Arabs call them Asians and don't like mixing with them. Their traditions and religious practices are much much worst than the Arabs..more like the Afghanis!

      March 22, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Kokowawa

        Source!! I'm an Arab from the Emirates! If I ever decide to marry a pakistani or Indian..they'd get deported by police right away!! sorry but it's the truth!

        March 22, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
      • manoj

        Pakistanis are the Arabs who stayed back when Arabs and other tribes attacked and occupied India for 1000 years of slavery! They tricked Indian kings by their treachery and use of Canons and gunpowder!

        March 22, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Terry

        Kokowawa speaks the truth.

        March 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheMendicantBias

      No, they are not Middle-Easterners. They are asians.

      Pakistanis are essentially ethnic Indians. The difference is solely political.

      P.S. by your logic, Indians should be considered "arabs," too, since India actually has more Muslims than Pakistan does.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  87. Mercenary For Hire

    My next-door neighbors are Asian here at my condominium community. I absolutely adore these folks. They are highly intelligent, extremely warm and friendly, and hard-working individuals, which is a heckuva lot more than I can say for many other American people. And NO, I am not singling out any one particular race, ethnicity as there are plenty LAZY-AS$ White Americans. (And NO, I am NOT African-American, Asian or Hispanic...Just a retired, decorated US Marine that formerly served in our special forces.)

    March 22, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • nondescript

      we need more people like you in this world, sir!

      March 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Bill, Bloomington Il

    J. That is the problem. People of other colors dont want to be american. They want to be hyphen american and separate from americans

    March 22, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • kptnkrunk

      Yeah, because when the Irish came over, or the Italians, they were never distinguished from the other white Americans, right?

      March 22, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      I've never heard one Asian person ask to be called an "Asian-American". They hyphenated names are given to others by white Americans.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  89. J

    The best possible outcome would be for us to embrace the growing diversity in the US and welcome it with open arms. The world is a diverse place, so should too all of the leading countries in it.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • ftroy01

      No that is not the solution the correct solution would be to separate the races that would reduce the hate the crime and just about everything else. Everyone would also be much happier in the long run

      March 22, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
      • niya

        Actually how would people learn about each other if they were seperate? Racists would be more prevelent if we were seperate. One group will always think they are better. I fail to see how anyone would be happier not knowing about the next person.

        March 22, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Several issues with are: There are not enough jobs for everyone hut more importantlym these new "Americans" want the racial prefrences in job their job search.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
      • bee1216

        Well that's a gross generalization if I've ever heard one.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  90. Jen B

    I think it would be interesting to see an Asian in America segment.

    March 22, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • ftroy01

      No I think it would be better to see more white in a america myself

      March 22, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • billy_ball

      They have had some of those specials during AA heritage month, but they contain the same old hashed out topics that are usually covered. You can't truly get an in depth look at the unique experience of strattling two worlds unless you actually have producers who understand what it's like live that life otherwise you are mearly covering the percieved idea of what being AA or APIA means.
      Try to cover something edgy or controversial such as race and gender relations and you are labled a racist even within your won community...

      March 22, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  91. Someday I feel like a nut!

    Race distribution:
    The overwhelming majority (97 percent) of the total U.S. population reported only one race in 2010. This group totaled 299.7 million. Of these, the largest group reported white alone (223.6 million), accounting for 72 percent of all people living in the United States. The black or African-American population totaled 38.9 million and represented 13 percent of the total population.

    Approximately 14.7 million people (about 5 percent of all respondents) identified their race as Asian alone. There were 2.9 million respondents who indicated American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9 percent). The smallest major race group was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.5 million), which represented 0.2 percent of the total population. The remainder of respondents who reported only one race, 19.1 million people (6 percent of all respondents), were classified as "some other race" alone.
    http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn125.html

    March 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ftroy01

      Nut you must need a real job so you dont have so much time to play on the intternet

      March 22, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
      • niya

        I don't see how he has to have more time to get stats on America. It's as simply as google. You must have alot of time on your hands to respond all the negativity.

        March 22, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  92. JoeSmitters

    HUMP, HUMP YOUR LIVES AWAY!(IN THIS CASE LIVES INTO CONCEPTION!)

    March 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  93. AMERICA 1st

    Whatever happened to Americans? The USA is being invaded by undesireables, illegals, trash and debris from those 3rd world banana countries. Its time to dump the garbage!

    March 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeSmitters

      I would consider your an undesireable. Wanna leave?

      March 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      That post alone tells me you are a KKK / Neo Nazi member.

      March 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jombo

      Hey, India, Russia, Turkey,,,,,,,,,, they are all in Asia.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • J

      Only when Americans see that people of other colors are also Americans will this country be united.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
      • ftroy01

        Not going to happen in this generation or the next several read my other post and heed!!!

        March 22, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Jeff S

        ftroy – just because you and the small minority who are like you are insecure cowards doesn't mean that your uneducated, welfare-supported kind alone are going to start and sustain a civil war/race war. The "other 90%" of us will surely stop you.

        March 22, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • ftroy01

      It doesnt matter what smitters of HUH say I agree with you wholehearted we are being invaded by every trash country in the world and your right it is defintely time to dump the garbage!!! It is beginning just look around the south that is where its starting, Let the current POTUS get re-elected we will have a full blown civil war (which by the way is needed) by the end of his 4th term. Hang tight America 1st things are going to get a lot better in the near future!!

      March 22, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
      • Jeff S

        Wow – most of the Asians I know are highly intelligent and hard working, and beneficial to society. I read the comments here and I find people with comments like yours who can't even write a post in comprehensible English. And what's your problem with Obama? Is it the more than doubling of the stock market? The complete turnaround in the unemployment situation he inherited? Or is it the lack of terrorist attacks on our soil that bothers you so much?

        March 22, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
      • kptnkrunk

        So, while the US is in a horrible time economically, and most people are suffering from lack of income... you think the US would be happier with a ridiculously rich idiot like Romney as President? A guy who's so far out of touch with the general public will be able to keep OWS protests from getting worse?

        March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
      • ftroy01

        This is in reply to Jeff S dont be so sure you have all the answers. Also dont think you know me cause you dont. I am not on welfare nor do I really dislike Asians. In fact I have had Asian friends in the past they are actually more hard working and friendly than most however the trash I am talking about is not Asian!! Just watch and see look around you it is!!!coming whether you like it or not

        March 22, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
      • dbldbl

        As JoeSmitters said earlier...I'd say you are the undesirable gutter trash that is the problem with this country. The US was built on immigrants. Studies show that many ASIANs who immigrate to the US are intelligent and are likely to even start businesses within the US which (brace yourself now, you ignorant biggot)...create jobs for AMERICANS and contribute to our ECONOMY. I have to say....I am thankful that people like you are not in the majority. I am a VERY proud American who happens to be white and who just moved to Germany for my job. Unfortunately, biggots like you make me have to defend the US to Europeans all the time...telling them that we aren't all as stupid and ignorant as the people who make the news (i.e. fools like you). Luckily...you (or others like you) will never really have any impact as to how this country is ran, because the rest of us are a lot smarter than you. When you get a degree from a respectible university (as many Asians have), get a good job working for a global company and start contributing to society (again as many Asians do)...I'll be more apt to listen to your comments. In the meantime, quit being a degradation to society you idiot. Geesh...this is why I try to never read the comments sections here.

        P.S. President's can only serve 2 terms...not 4, genius.

        March 22, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
      • ftroy01

        @DBLDBL you are correct about the 2 terms that was a typo on my part. And since you are in Germany it is obvious you have no clue what is happening here you also didnt read my follow-up you are correct about Asians I am not really talking about them!! I am refering to other races which are neither asian nor white they are th trash I refer too. And they are exactly that and if Obama is re-elected I guarentee!!!! a civil war by the end of his term.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
      • dbldbl

        @ ftroy01: You're correct. I didnt' read your follow-up, because I was typing my response when you posted it. However, my opinion of you remains unchanged. Even if you aren't talking about Asians (which is what this article is about...oddly enough), you are still categorizing entire races as trash. Let's be clear...there is trash within every race (need I say you're my case in point??)...just as there are great individuals within every race that contribute to society in a positive way. Just because some people of other races were not lucky enough to have been born in the US, doesn't mean that they should not have the opportunity to prosper in the US...just as you and I have had the opportunity...and just as our ancestors, who immigrated to the US, had that opportunity. (Read that last sentence one more time....just as our [including your] ancestors had that opportunity). Depending on where your anscestors came from...there's a good chance that they faced the same discrimination that you're leveling against other races now. Isn't such a pitty how history repeats itself? Furthermore, immigration and diversity is what made the US the largest and most innovative economy in the world. Today we are seeing policies like ones that you would advocate...which continually make it more difficult for people to immigrate to the US legally...hurt our country. For one...increased difficulty leads to illegal immigration, which hurts our economy, and secondly...a lot of those smart and innovative individuals that would have come to the US, gone to a US college and then stayed in the US contributing to our economy are now just staying in their own countries because it is too difficult to go to the US. Take a look...if you can...at some of our country's greatest inventions over the last 100 years. You'll find that many of them were created through the contributions of immigrants...some of which were probably members of those "trash" races your refer to. Just open up your mind and quit stereo-typing. Read a little and educate yourself, before you make insulting comments.

        And as far as me living in Germany and obviously having no clue as to what is happening in the US....I can assure you that I'm much better informed about social and economic issues than you are. If you aren't aware (which how could you be?), I can get the same news channels and newspapers here that you watch and read at your house in the US, and, rest assured, I watch and read the news a lot.

        And you keep talking about a civil war? Please...just stop. You're embarrassing yourself.

        March 22, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
      • bspurloc

        if there is a civil war it will be because of ignorant southern bigots... it is amazing how yall collect more federal $$$ from being so lazy and complain about it.... along with being so lazy u needed slaves to pic cotton and now that u have mexicans u still complain... get a job and stop crying already

        March 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • dbldbl

        @bspurloc: While I'd really like to agree with you b/c I think we're on the same side here???...you're kind of stereo-typing there. I'm originally from South Carolina...we aren't all lazy biggots. Contrary to popular belief, lazy biggots reside in all parts of the country.

        March 23, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Me So Asian!

      Let's have a compromise. Let's keep all the Asian women but kick out all the Asian men. After all no one likes Asian men, not even other Asians! Except of course the token Asian male celebrities in movies and such.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
      • nondescript

        You not so Asian! How about lets keep all the Asian guys and kick you out?

        March 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Me So Asian!

        You misunderstand me nondescript. Asian chicks are hot! We should keep all of them. But no one likes Asian males, not even Asian females! I should know since I am in fact an American born Asian man.

        May 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • kptnkrunk

      The US was started by people who moved here despite the desires of the native people. It's just the way it goes, man. People migrate, demographics change. There are plenty of good foreign people that move here, and there are plenty of trashy people who are descendants of people who have been here many generations.

      March 22, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
      • longJohnX

        agreed :) to kptnkrunk

        March 22, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
      • ftroy01

        Your are probably as trashy as it gets. I am so tired of us whites constantly being called white trash you ridiculous other races have way more trash then we will ever have. You name me one just one non-white non asian country that is nothing but a dictatorship with high poverty. There isnt a black or hispanic run country out there worth 2 cents that should tell you all you need to know about the garbage infiltrating our country!!!

        March 22, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Mercenary For Hire

      @ AMERICA 1st – What the heck do you know about, "AMERICA 1st"?? Did you ever even serve your country, like I did MORON?? Or are you just some DUMB AS$ Red-Neck from Alabama or Mississippi that has a swastika or burning cross tattooed to your butt?? You are ALL that is wrong with the great nation of ours !!!!

      March 22, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • JoeVT

      Ever hear of Emma Lazarus?

      Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
      With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
      Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
      A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
      Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
      From her beacon-hand
      Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
      The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
      “"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!"” cries she
      With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
      Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
      The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
      Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
      I lift my lamp beside the golden door

      March 22, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      u obvious are the part of America that we try to hide... the ignorant bigot part.... u must be 100% indian I assume... but of course u r not cuz u r just an ignorant bigot.....

      March 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Funny

    Define Foreigner in US. Where would you (and your ancestors) be if native Americans said the same thing. It's funny that you are complaining about the economy and values. It's a well known fact that most of the Asians are very well educated and contribute very much to the economy. Don't even get me started on values.

    March 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  95. nondescript

    It would be better not to speak.

    March 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. annathetraveller

    personally katie, i much rather live next to rabbits than sharks,, just sayin..

    March 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Samantha

    I agree. Just don't say nothing if your language is ignorance!

    March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  98. gliese42

    I am the son of an Indian immigrant and I happen to be a christian. My loyalty is to America who has helped my family and me to what I am today There will be others who will kill in the name of religion but definitely not Asians

    March 24, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |