Building AAPI Power: A Profile of AAPI Communities in Greater Boston
One day after the historic election of Michelle Wu as Boston’s first Asian American Mayor, Boston Indicators is excited to release Building AAPI Power: A Profile of AAPI Communities in Greater Boston, produced in partnership with the Asian Community Fund. To help inform efforts to support our region’s diverse AAPI communities, the report aims to provide a more nuanced profile of AAPI communities than is often presented in the public discourse. Too often researchers report aggregate numbers for racial groups, rather than disaggregating by country of origin. For AAPI populations especially, using only aggregate data markedly skews analysis. While more than 80 percent of working-age Indian Americans in Greater Boston are college-educated, for instance, only 18 percent of working-age Cambodian Americans are college-educated.