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Summary of Asian Representation

Ranked by Asian
                       W     B       H       A    N
Seattle City Coun 95 1.00   1.24  0.00   2.14        *
SF Board of Sup 96   1.00   1.11  1.68   1.23        *
Houston City Coun 95 1.00   1.07  1.06  -1.61        *
US Senate 95         1.00  -16.1  0.00  -3.02   1.06 *
US House 95          1.00  -1.66 -3.48  -5.91   0.00 *
Republican Congress  1.00 -16.11 -7.55  -6.04        *
CA Legislature 00    1.00  -2.11 -2.00  -6.84        *
Local Elected Off    1.00  -5.42 -8.14  -38.0        *,/a>

Rank by Black
                       W     B       H       A    N
Seattle City Coun 95 1.00   1.24  0.00   2.14        *
SF Board of Sup 96   1.00   1.11  1.68   1.23        *
Houston City Coun 95 1.00   1.07  1.06  -1.61        *
US House 95          1.00  -1.66 -3.48  -5.91   0.00 *
Local Elected Off    1.00  -5.42 -8.14  -38.0        *,/a>
Republican Congress  1.00  -16.1 -7.55  -6.04        *
US Senate 95         1.00  -16.1  0.00  -3.02   1.06 *





@@Academic Bias

ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN FACULTY AT AMHERST One paper with a web site is the Amherst Spectator. For a survey on Faculty diversity at Amherst, see: . The faculty surveyed contained 67 registered Democrats, 13 Independents, and Hadley Arkes, the lone Republican. "Albert Himoe"
@@Activist %%Asian THE 60S ACTIVISTS TAKE OVER ASIAN AMERICAN POLITICS FROM OLD GUARD z50\clip\2001\06\orient.txt http://www.thenewrepublic.com/070201/foer070201_print.html Reorientation: Asian America discovers identity politics. by Franklin Foer Issue Date: 07.02.01 As recently as 1992 they chose George Bush over Bill Clinton by a 27 percent margin. By the end of the decade, however, the situation had flipped. Al Gore won Asian American votes by 14 percent. Nor was this a momentary reversal. According to the recently published National Asian American Political Survey, 57 percent of Asians who self-identify with a party consider themselves Democrats. Indeed, over the last decade, the Asian American political, business, and media elite have been transformed. Almost 30 years after other ethnic groups, Asian Americans have stopped worrying and learned to love identity politics. @@American Heritage Party Washington State conservative party which has split off from the Republicans, biblically based beliefs. Only party which is actively opposing education reform. Home Page Principles The sanctity of human LIFE LIBERTY for the self-governed individual The FAMILY, as the Creator intended Private PROPERTY that can be enjoyed and passed down to children The CONSTITUTION, laws under God STATES RIGHTS, our dual form of government AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY, not global government \clip\99\10\vision.htm The purpose of the American Heritage Party is to Seek to restore our state and federal civil government to their Biblical jurisprudence and to their Constitutional boundaries; Promote allegiance to the Biblical principles of government as embraced in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States as conceived and set forth by our founding fathers in their establishment of our Republic; Though a political party in itself, the AHP, being formed purely on principles, is not a partisan organization. The mission of the AHP is three-fold: To educate the electorate in the Biblical and Constitutional principles that made our form of government the most successful in the world To elect candidates of the highest integrity who are committed to upholding these principles To enact legislation that restores to Washingtonians their God-given freedoms and responsibilities. Platform Under no circumstances should the federal government be involved in educational curriculum, textbook selection, learning standards, testing or assessments. education reform laws have made a mockery of local control in education. The traditional concept of academic education has been redefined under reform to create a system focused on workforce training with the purpose of providing productive human resources for the labor market. Repeal of HB1209, School-to-Work legislation, and other legislation which centralizes decision making at the state level; @@Asian resources Date sent: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:43:51 -0600 From: Mark Lindeman I gratefully acknowledge 11 replies to my request for citations regarding the LA riots in particular and "Asian-Amerian politics" generally. Quite arbitrarily, I've alphabetized the sources by title; I've made some effort to impose a common format, but obviously not a very great effort (and I'm not sure what typos I may have replicated or introduced). A number in brackets indicates that more than one respondent recommended the source. (I've provided this info largely to satisfy possible curiosity of the respondents themselves, not because I assume that the number of mentions is proportional to the merit of the work.) Several of my students this semester may have opportunities to draw on some of these sources, as I trust I will myself. ---------------------- wei, william. _the asian american movement_. temple university press. Yen Le Espiritu, _Asian American Panethnicity_, Temple UP [2] Nancy Abelmann and John Lie, BLUE DREAMS: KOREAN AMERICANS AND THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS. Harvard University press, 1995. Min (1996) Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles gee, emma, et al eds. _counterpoint: perspectives on asian america_. (1976 -- "for historical depth") Michael Haas, _Institutional Racism: The Case of Hawai`i_ (Praeger, 1992) Mark Baldassare (ed.) (1994) The Los Angeles Riots [3] Chang and Leong (1994) _Los Angeles-Struggles toward Multiethnic Community_ _Multicultural Hawai`i_ (edited volume forthcoming from Garland) cheng, bonacich, & ong, _the new asian immigration_. temple univ press. kwong, peter, _the new chinatown_. Pei-te Lien, _The Political Participation of Asian-Americans_ [2] -- especially useful bibliography John Horton's recent book "called something like _The Politics of Diversity in Monterey Park, California_" _Reading Rodney King/reading urban uprising_ / edited and with an introduction by Robert Gooding-Williams. Routledge, 1993. [3] Dana Takagi's book _The Retreat from Race: Asian American Admissions and Racial Politics_ [2] tachiki, amy, et al, eds. _roots: an asian american reader_. (1974? -- "for historical depth") Pei-te Lien, "Sociopolitical context, ethnic identity, and political participation: Continuity and change among Asian Americans in Southern California " in the 1997-98 National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac published by UCLA Asian American Studies Center aguilar-san juan, karin (ed.). _the state of asian america_. south end press. [2] GENERAL SOURCES _The Asian American Policy Review_ (UC Berkeley/JFK School) _Asian Week_ Arthur Hu's web site, http://www.arthurhu.com/asianam.htm the non-profit organization Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP, based in Los Angeles) has a Public Policy Institute that puts out great volumes on Asian American issues. Michael Omi has article on Asian Americans and Race Relations in LEAP's publication "Policy Issues to the Year 2000". LEAP also published a good volume called "Reframing the Immigration Debate." THANKS TO: Sarita Ahuja, Irene Bloemraad, M. Margaret Conway, Theo Gonzalvez, Michael Haas, Arthur Hu, Pei-te Lien, Laura Y. Liu, David Sears, Christine Marie Sierra, and Joseph Stewart, Jr. Regards, Mark Lindeman MTL4@columbia.edu @@Asian (survey) z43\clipim\2000\07\06\InAsia.htm @@bias SLATE: ANTI-ASIAN BIAS INVOLVED IN CLINTON CONTRIBUTION SCANDAL? \CLIP\96\12\ANTIASIAN\ANTIASIAN.HTM http://www.slate.com/Earthling/97-01-01/Earthling.asp Slanted Racial prejudice is part of what fuels the Clinton campaign scandal. By Robert Wright (1,220 words; posted Wednesday, Jan. 1; to be @@Candidates %%Asian ASIANS OUTNUMBER BLACKS IN CA OFFICE BY 2 TO 1 z51\clip\2001\09\capol.txt California: Asian Americans Flex Growing Political Muscle http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-000073557sep12.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dpe%2Dcalifornia -they form the Legislature's largest Asian American caucus ever. It may be only four members strong, but the Capitol's black caucus has only seven. In fact, the institute found that Asian American officeholders outnumber African American officials in California by 2 to 1. ALL 2000 NATIONAL STATE ASIAN WINNERS WERE DEMOCRATS z47\clip\2001\01\apapol.txt Asian American Politicians in Elections 2000 Advance Civic Participation By Mercedes Tira Andrei Special to Asian Fortune http://www.asianfortune.com/Jan01News/APA_politic1_01/apa_politic1_01.ht ml All APA winners in the national and state elections belong to the Democratic Party. With the exception of one winner from Minnesota, the elected APAs come from California, Washington, Oregon, Guam and Hawaii. %%Citizen z47\clipim\2001\01\28\28\citizen.doc Unnatural Born Citizens and Acting Presidents by James C. Ho DEMOLITION MAN (Warner Bros. 1993) (Sylvester Stallone: "Hold it! The Schwarzenegger Library?" Sandra Bullock: "Yes, the Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn't he an actor ?" Stallone: "Stop! He was President?" Bullock: "Yes. Even though he was not born in this country, his popularity at the time caused the 61st Amendment... @@Chinese %%Democrats http://www.vdare.com/chinese.htm 7/2000 z44\clipim\2000\07\24\chinese\chinese.htm Whither the Chinese Vote? John Derbyshire In so far as these characteristics favor any U.S. political party, they favor the Democrats in their current configuration. I would therefore expect that those Chinese Americans who bother to vote will preferentially vote Democratic. @@city [[Houston \clip\96\05\housdivr.txt 3/29/1996 HOUSTON AREA SURVEY Most Houstonians in survey express support for racial diversity By JOHN WILLIAMS Copyright 1996 Houston Chronicle The City Council has one Asian-American, four Hispanics, four African-Americans and six whites, almost perfectly balanced. W B H A T Pop% 39.9 28.1 27.6 4.1 Council 6 4 4 1 15 Pct 40 26 26 6.6 100 Rate 1.0 1.07 1.06 -1.61 [[New York \doc\96\03\nymayor.txt "Guiliani Captures Asian American Vote By 2 to 1" AALDEF Outlook Spring 1994 In 1993, the Mayoral Exit Poll sponsored by AALDEF and other organizations found that Asians preferred Guiliani in a race that was close overall by 67 to 25. Group Party Dem Rep Non Dinkins Guiliani Chinese 38 23 30 23 70 S. Asian 62 16 13 48 36 Korean 30 36 24 22 71 Filipino 24 38 26 8 80 Koreans and Filipinos were most conservative, S. Asians were mostly Democratic, and were only group to prefer Dinkins. asian.politics.vote asian.politics.party [[San Francisco San Francisco loses its straight white male, gays are the best represented (voting polls put gays at only 15% of the voting public, probably 10% of the population given its high voting rate) \doc\96\07\sfsupr.wk1 1996 San Francisco Board of Supervisors by Race Group N Pct Pop Rate Index Homose 3 30 10 3.00 3.50 Latin 2 20 13.9 1.44 1.68 Asian 3 30 28.4 1.06 1.23 Women 5 50 50 1.00 1.17 Men 5 50 50 1.00 1.17 Black 1 10 10.5 0.95 1.11 White 4 40 46.6 0.86 1.00 Hetero 7 70 90 0.78 -1.10 Analysis by Arthur Hu Source: S.F. Goes for Marijuana, Nader, Affirmative Action Voters live up to liberal heritage November 7, 1996 · Page A17 San Francisco Chronicle John King \doc\95\10\seatcoun.wk1 Seattle and San Francisco city council San Francisco 1995: W1.00(1.37) B-1.58 H-2.09 A-2.13 \doc\95\14\sfvote.txt - Mayors primary vote '95 Willie Brown, Achtenberg, Jordan [[Seattle 20% BLACK FINALISTS FOR CITY COUNCIL NOT ENOUGH FOR CITY 10% BLACK TO REPLACE ONLY BLACK COUNCILMAN IN SEATTLE http://www.seattletimes.com/topstories/browse/html97/coun_010997.html \clip\97\01\seacounc.txt Seattle Times Jan. 9, 1997 Seattle City Council finalists trouble blacks Some say qualified candidates are overlooked \doc\95\10\seatcoun.wk1 Seattle and San Francisco city council Seattle City Council 1995: W 1.00 B1.24 H0.00 A2.14 San Francisco 1995: W1.00(1.37) B-1.58 H-2.09 A-2.13 http://www.arthurhu.com/index/apolitic.htm#clinton @@Clinton Cabinet and Appointments @@Cabinet z47\clip\2001\01\bushjew.txt January 22, 2001 http://www.observer.com/pages/opinions.asp Jews in Bush’s Cabinet? Don’t Hold Your Breath by Philip Weiss George Bush has put every kind of American in his cabinet except Jews. Remaking the American power structure without Jews is like remaking sports without blacks. 2000 CLINTON APPOINTS 3% ASIANS = 1990 CENSUS QUOTA "A Diverse Cabinet" Asian Week June 15, 2000 p.9 "President Clinton has appointed _the most diverse cabinet and administration in history, naming more Asian Pacific Americans and on the federal bench than any other president" (what would you expect from somebody dedicated to race quotas?) 2% of top positions requiring Senate confirmation 3% of presidential appointments 3% of Schedule C positions 3% of non-career senior executive positions. Article has photo and listing of all these people \doc\web\99\17\clintadv.txt USA Today Dec 9, 1999 p. 1 White House's missing voices From chart: Clinton's 26 key advisors over 7 years White 100% Cabinet 28 appointees over 7 years W61 B25 H14 A0 Executive office 660 positions appointed by Clinton W79.7 B11.6 A4 Hisp 3.9 Na0.8 (this is almost = to pop quota except Hispanic) US Population W72 B12 H11.5 A3.8 NativeAm 1% CLINTON CABINET THE MOST DIVERSE NOT, THE BEST QUALIFIED. "Hispanics Tell Clinton Too Few Lead" Seattle Times July 30, 1997 p. A13 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda says Hispanics are 10% of the population, bu 7% of presidential appointments to Cabinet agencies, 7.3%, 18 of 246 cabinet level positions, 4.56 140 of 1,850 appointed positions. \clip\97\08\cabinet.txt http://167.8.29.8/plweb-cgi/idoc.pl?26+unix+_free_user_+cgi.usatoday.com..80+USATODAY_ONLINE+USATODAY_ONLINE+NEWS+NEWS++president%27s%26cabinet\ USA Today 03/24/97 President's Cabinet carries a lower profile ---------------- "Clinton didn't declare that he wanted the highest quality Cabinet. He said he wanted a Cabinet that "looks like America." And he spent a lot of time putting together the right combination of qualified women, Hispanics and blacks in the top positions. Those are all important constituencies of his Democratic Party. "It's not that the quality of these appointees is bad. They are pretty much symbols and gestures to interest groups each department must deal with" CLINTON CABINET - EXCELLENCE OR DIVERSITY = MERIT? \clip\96\12\clincab.txt Pena was picked for energy secretary because he was Hispanic. AP story says it is a "picture of the US, other articles says it makes a mockery of merit, and is lying if it pretends to be anything other than racial favoritism. Clinton cabinet of 14 \doc\96\08\clindivr.wk1 Clinton Cabinet Diversity Analysis by Arthur Hu Sources: "WASPs losing grip on Cabinet as Clinton extends diversity" Seattle Times Dec 21, 1996 New Cabinet a Picture of U.S An AP News Analysis President Completes Second-Term Team By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 21 1996; Page A01 The Washington Post Clinton 1997 Cabinet Diversity Ranking 2 14.3% 2.0% 7.14jews 3 21.4% 12.0% 1.79blacks (-1) 7 50.0% 35.0% 1.43white non-hispanic men 10 71.4% 50.0% 1.43men 1 7.1% 5.0% 1.43hispanic male --------- Over Represented --------------------------- 4 28.6% 28.0% 1.02catholics 10 71.4% 72.0% -1.01white 2 14.3% 15.0% -1.05white male protestants 1 7.1% 10.1% -1.41hispanic (-1) 4 28.6% 50.0% -1.75women (+1) 0 0.0% 3.0% 0.00asian (1 would be 2.38) Jews (7.1) and Blacks (1.8) and white non-Hispanic men (1.43) are over-represented, but whites are only equal to population when they are better qualified (-1.01). Hispanics are also close to parity. Asians would be over-represented if they had even one, but would be "correct" averaged over two terms if they had one in either term. This cabinet still conforms to the rule that Catholics are 28% of everything, no matter what you look at. CLINTON 1992 CABINET HAS TOO MANY MINORITIES, AND WHITE MEN LIMITED TO 35% POPULATION QUOTA, UNDER-REPRESENTED COMPARED TO QUALIFIED POOL. 1992 Clinton Cabinet Clinton Cabinet Vs. Population Cab Pop Rate Black Men 20 6 3.33 Hisp Men 13 4.5 2.89 ----- Over-Represented ------ White Men 40 35 1.14 Black Women 6 6 1.00 White Women 20 35 -1.75 Women 27 50 -1.85 Hisp Women 0 4.5 0.00 Asian 0 3 0.00 doc924\clintcab.doc clinton cabinet EXACTLY 3% OF CLINTON JUDGES ARE ASIAN - COINCIDENCE OR QUOTA? doc940\clinjudg.xls Clinton judge appointments - exactly 3% of clinton appointments are Asian at all levels @@California Asian.Politics.California %%General doc923\jewjapn.txt - Pelosi / Panetta Jews vs. Japn-Ams in Congress doc923\cocorel.wk1 - CA House of Rep by Religion doc923\ocacon.txt - OCA convention Brown Der Furatani Riots doc924\womenrun.xls - women of color running for House of Representatives doc939\congress.xlw - cocorel, congrel.wk1, womenrun.xls all in one %%Legislature \z46\doc\web\2000\11\caleg.wk1 New State Legislature has More Minorities Asian Week Nov 16, 2000 Steve Lawrence / AP More openly gay than Asian legislators 2000 1990Pop Rate Index 4openly gay 3.3% 0 2.0% 1.67 1.17 84white 70.0% 49.1% 1.43 1.00 27latino 22.5% 7 31.5% 0.71 -2.00 6black 5.0% 7.4% 0.68 -2.11 35women 29.2% 18 50.0% 0.58 -2.44 3asian am 2.5% 0 12.0% 0.21 -6.84 @@Conflict (between races) \clip\97\05\asia96.txt Seattle Times RACIAL, ETHNIC RIVALRY SHAPES LEGISLATIVE CONTEST ASIANS COMPETE WITH AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN 37TH DISTRICT Date: September 11, 1996 Section: LOCAL NEWS Page: B5 1) CAMILLE MONZON 2) DAWN MASON 3) KIP TOKUDA 4) MAE SCOTT @@Congress Asian.Politics.Congress %%Asian Ranked by Asian ---------------- Senate 1995 W1.34 B-16.10 H 0.00 A-3.02 N1.06 ERR House 1995 W1.21 B -1.66 H-3.48 A-5.91 N0.00 Asians in congress 1995 W1.19 B -1.59 H-3.35 A-5.36 Asians Repub cong 1995 B-16.11 H-7.55 A-6.04 11/98 David Wu made history by becoming the first Chinese American congressman from the U.S. mainland \doc\web\98\09\apcong.txt 1996 Elections: From: "Paula D. McClain, Professor and Chair" Here are the figures I have. Blacks-- 1 senator; 38 House members, INCLUDING DC non-voting delegate. -1 seat from the 104th. (Franks lost, Cleo Fields was redistrcited out; and Carson picked up the 10th district of Indiana) Latinos--0 senators; IF Sanchez's lead holds and INCLUDING Puerto Rico's non-voting delegate, the number of Latinos in House will be 20. This would be a net gain of 2 seats over the number in the 104th. (Reyes picked up the open 16th district in Texas). IF Sanchez's lead dissipates, the number is 19. Asians-- 2 senators (Akaka, Inouye from Hawaii) ; INCLUDING non-voting delegates from Guam and American Somoa, number in House is (5 Jay Kim, Matsui, . This is -1 over the 104th because Norman Mineta resigned and his seat went to a non-Asian. American Indians--1 senate; 0 House (Bill Yellowtail lost in Montana) Hope this helps. Paula Asians in congress 1996 http://www.vote-smart.org/congress/104/indices/h-index.html All US congress Jay Kim R (CA) Matsui, Robert D (CA) Patsy Mink D (HI) http://www.vote-smart.org/congress/104/hi/hi-02-a/index.html \doc\95\01\rephouse.wk1 - Republicans in House by Race W1.00(1.19) B-1.59 H-3.35 A-5.36 Republican congress B-16.11 H-7.55 A-6.04 Asians least likely to be in Congress but equally likely to be Republican vs. other minorities \doc\95\01\cong95.wk1 - congress in 1995 "The New Congress", Seattle Times Jan 5, 1995 p. 3 Percent White Black Hisp Asian NatAm total House 86.4% 8.7% 3.9% 0.9% 0.0% 100.0% Senate 96.0% 1.0% 0.0% 2.0% 1.0% 100.0% US Pop 71.6% 12.0% 51.3% 4.5% 0.7% Index White Black Hisp Asian NatAm total House 1.21 -1.66 -3.48 -5.91 ERR ERR Senate 1.34 -16.10 ERR -3.02 1.06 ERR doc931\congrel.wk1 - Congress and Senate by religion and race @@City %%Evergreen San Jose doc933\evergr.txt San Jose Evergreen District %%Los Angeles doc932\lavote.xls breakdown of primary voters by race doc933\RIOWOO.XLS Los Angeles 93 mayor race between Mike Woo Rich Riordan Vs. Population W1.8 B1.2 H.22 A.31 Index W1.0 B-1.5 H-6.7 A-5.9 A+H are 50% of LA population, but only 14% of city voters %%San Francisco doc912\gaypol.txt - gays vs. Asians in SF politics doc922\sfappt.wk1 - SF city appointments by race doc923\prim.doc - 1992 primary vote, hi jews and gays, black, low asian and hispanic doc923\caprim92.wk1 - LA times presidential poll. %%Monterey Park doc931\montpark.xls - Monterey Park City Council %%kennedy \priv\95\02\kennstaff.txt Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whose nephew has called Republican candidate Mitt Romney's venture-capital company ''a white boys' club,'' has a Senate payroll where minorities make up 19 percent of the staff. Of the 94 people Kennedy was responsible for hiring in his Washington and Boston offices, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee and a subcommittee on immigration,11 are African-American, 6 are*Asian*and 1 is Latino, according to Kennedy Senate press secretary Pamela Hughes. Just over half, 48, are women. file: \doc\95\06\eleclevl.txt Fed 0.2% State 3.6% Local 96.2% path: asian.politics.level reference: USA Snapshots USA Today Feb 16, 1995 "Elected Officials by Level of Government" Source: Census Bureau, 1992 Census of Governments @@Conservative CONSERVATIVES OF COLOR IS TOPIC OF BOOK z48\clip\2001\03\guess.txt http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/d/dillard-guess.html 1st chapter http://www.nytimes.com/books/01/03/04/reviews/010304.04malcomt.html March 4, 2001 Colorblind in the Right Eye A study of the conservative movement in America finds a lot of new faces. By SCOTT L. MALCOMSON ne does not associate scholars with perfect timing, news-wise, but Angela D. Dillard's ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Now?'' could not be more of the moment. A rainbow arcs above a Republican White House. The desperate mummery of the Philadelphia convention has issued in something more honorable: a looks-like-America cabinet. @@Democracy %%Disadvantage \clip\97\29\democr.txt Atlantic Magazine Was Democracy Just a Moment? The global triumph of democracy was to be the glorious climax of the American Century. But democracy may not be the system that will best serve the world -- or even the one that will prevail in places that now consider themselves bastions of freedom. by Robert D. Kaplan [democracies only work in nations with a middle class and a working economy] @@District In the old days, people used to use racial gerrymandering to disempower blacks, now it is fashionable to use precisely the same tactic to favor them, though some observe that such tactics may backfire as whites gain back power in predominantly white districts. Princeton University Press has recently published my book, "The Paradox of Representation: Racial Gerrymandering and Minority Interests in Congress." I argue that racial redistricting remains vital to the election of African Americans and Latinos but has made the House less likely to adopt policies favored by blacks. I have also recently developed an (all text) web page. The address (or URL) of my page is: http://www.cla.sc.edu/gint/faculty/lublin/ @@donations, contribution scandal, Huang Are Asians shut out of appointments? \clip\97\07\shorlist.txt Los Angeles Times Tuesday, March 11, 1997 California Prospect / TOM PLATE A List That's Short on Asian Americans Stung by the fund-raising fracas, the administration is missing a key opportunity. US NEWS ON ASIAN CONTRIBUTION SCANDAL \clip\97\03\asiamony.txt U.S. NEWS 2/10/97 Clinton's next trial Why illegal donations will bedevil the Democrats BY PAUL GLASTRIS AND BRUCE B. AUSTER http://www.usnews.com/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1997-01/27/053L-012797-idx.html c:\clip\97\02\asdonor.txt The Curious Cast Of Asian Donors Some Sought Access to Clinton, Others' Motives Remain Murky By Lena H. Sun and John Pomfret Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, January 27 1997; Page A01 The Washington Post @@Fong, Matt @@Foreign Service z47\clip\2000\12\statedep.txt Powell Calls for Minorities Overseas by BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer In foreign service Serv Pop 8,971 total 100% 100% Rate 8,075 White/Asian/Other 90% 80% 1.00 505 AfAm 5.6% 11% -2.20 390 Hispanic 4.3% 11% -2.85 @@Governor On the front page of USA Today: These are America's governors. No blacks. No Hispanics. 1/21/2002 http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20020121/3789377s.htm The U.S. Not a single black or Hispanic is to be found among the nation's sitting governors. The same is true for the Senate, whose 100 members represent a population that is 12.5% Hispanic and 12.3% black. Women have made major political strides since the civil rights movement of the 1960s: Five are governors and 13 are in the Senate Of the 1,864 people who have served in the Senate since 1789, 15 have been minorities: four blacks (two elected), three Hispanics, four Asian-Americans, three Native Americans and one Native Hawaiian. More than 2,200 people have served as governors. Nine have been minorities: four Hispanics, three Asian-Americans, one black and one Native Hawaiian." @@Hispanic Rookie Hispanic Office Holders Attend Boot Camp Wall Street Journal Dec 12, 2000 Hispanic office holders before / after 2000 election No US senators U.S. House of Representatives Democrat 15 16 Republican 4 3 State houses of representatives or assemblies Democrat 118 124 Republican 21 23 State Senate Democrat 46 45 Republican 6 6 @@local \doc\96\01\censgov.wk1 - Census of Local Governments 1992 Census of Goverments: Local government officials: Popularly Elected Officials, Preliminary Report No. 2 GC92-2(P), from the 1992 Census of Governments Ranked by Representation in local goverment 1992 Govt Index White 95.3% 1.00 NatAm 0.4% -2.21 Female 24.0% -2.64 Black 2.8% -5.42 Hisp 1.4% -8.14 Asian 0.1% -37.97 \doc\95\04\loclelec.wk1 Locally Elected Officials Summary: W1.00 B-5.5 H-8.24 A-37 N-2.24 Asians least likely to be locally elected officals Native Americans and Blacks are 2 and 3rd after Whites Source: Census Bureau as appears in USA Today March 21, 1995 p. A White Black Hispanic Native AmAsian / PI Officials 96.7% 2.8% 1.4% 0.4% 0.1% 1990 Pop 75.4% 12.0% 9.0% 0.7% 2.9% Rate 1.28 0.23 0.16 0.57 0.03 Index 1.00 -5.50 -8.24 -2.24 -37.19 Ranked By Index 1.00 White -2.24 Native Am -5.50 Black -8.24 Hispanic -37.19 Asian / PI @@mayor \doc\96\01\blakturn.txt "Black Turns to White" Economist Nov 18, 1995 p. 32 Gary Indiana picks a white mayor, the loser says because of this race. Black mayors in cities of over 50,000 have increased from 27 to 36 over the past 10 years. \priv\95\08\sfmayor.htm SF Chronicle: Minorities Find Power Is Elusive / S.F. has never elected person of color as mayor (HTML) Jan 16, 1995 Asian.Politics.Party @@Party Asians are most republican of any race (only race more so than whites), but Japanese are most Democratic, Vietnamese most republican Asian congressmen are about evenly split. South Asians in New York are democratic. MOST ASIANS TEND TO VOTE CONSERVATIVE / REPUBLICAN \doc\97\03\consasia.txt "The Conservative Asian American" The American Enterprise Jan/Feb 1997 Vol 8. No. 1 F040197-1 John J. Miller. Notes that Asians favor Republicans for president. Japanese, Filipinos and Indians tend to be Democratic. Hispanics, Jews, Blacks and Gays are democratic and liberal \CLIP\96\02\GOPCA.TXT Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 02:07:57 -0400 GOP Begins California Assault By RICH HARRIS Associated Press Writer The California delegation -- the largest at the convention -- is one of the most diverse as well. Of the 330 delegates and alternates, 142 are women, 30 are Hispanic, 27 are Asian and 20 are black. An Associated Press survey of all but 106 of the 1,990 delegates at the convention found just 54 blacks and 47 Hispanics. \clip\96\02\gopdiv.txt 8/16/96 GOP DIVERSITY AT PODIUM NOT REFLECTED ON FLOOR By BOB DART Cox News Service Minority delegates at 1996 Republican Convention 1996 B 2.7 H2.5 A1 1992 B 3.7 \doc\96\03\nymayor.txt "Guiliani Captures Asian American Vote By 2 to 1" AALDEF Outlook Spring 1994 In 1993, the Mayoral Exit Poll sponsored by AALDEF and other organizations found that Asians preferred Guiliani in a race that was close overall by 67 to 25. Group Party Dem Rep Non Dinkins Guiliani Chinese 38 23 30 23 70 S. Asian 62 16 13 48 36 Korean 30 36 24 22 71 Filipino 24 38 26 8 80 Koreans and Filipinos were most conservative, S. Asians were mostly Democratic, and were only group to prefer Dinkins. 1993 New York Mayoral Exit Poll (AALDEF) Ranked by Democratic Party / Guiliani Support 62% / 36% S. Asian 38% / 70% Chinese 30% / 71% Korean 24% / 80% Filipino Overall was about 50% Guiliani "Guiliani Captures Asian American Vote By 2 to 1" AALDEF Outlook Spring 1994 asian.politics.vote asian.politics.party \doc\95\01\rephouse.wk1 - Republicans in House by Race W1.00(1.19) B-1.59 H-3.35 A-5.36 Republican congress B-16.11 H-7.55 A-6.04 Asians least likely to be in Congress but equally likely to be Republican vs. other minorities \doc\96\01\latino.wk1 Source: 1990 census, Field Institute as compiled by San Francisco Chronicle July 20, 1992 p. A9 Index analysis by Arthur Hu Latinos in California Politics Democrats 66% 49% 1.35 Republicans 25% 41% -1.64 Conservative 34% 37% -1.09 Moderate 40% 41% -1.03 Liberal 26% 22% 1.18 Registered Citizen 44% 62% -1.41 Hispanics citizens are less likely to be registered voters Moderates and Conservatives more numerous than Latino Liberals, however, 18% more likely to be liberal than average. @@Media bias MOST LIBERAL WERE AND STILL ARE "LIBERAL". The liberal media trumpet their demise Michael Kelly Seattle Times Dec 11, 2002S. Robert Lichter looked at 10 major surveys from 1962 to 1996 mainstream journalists. Percentage "liberal" were 57, 53, 59, 42, 54, 50, 32, 55, 22 and 61 vs. conservative: 28, 17, 18, 19, 17, 21, 12, 17, 5, and 9. 1996 survey of 1,037 reporters at 61 newspapers "Democrat" or "liberal" vs only 15% Republican or leaning. @@Muslim ================================================================== 2004 American Muslim Poll 38% vs 33% BELIEVE WAR ON TERROR IS WAR ON ISLAM http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=1310 * 2004 Project MAPS survey found that Muslims had shifted massively from 2000, when a plurality supported President George W. Bush over Vice President Al Gore, to today, when 76% support Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and just 7% support President Bush. * 35% supporting the Afghanistan war and only 13% supporting the Iraq war. * Three quarters (76%) of American Muslims surveyed will choose change in America's Middle East policy as the way to wage the war against terrorism. This is not merely a matter of disagreement over policy: * A plurality of American Muslims says the U.S. is fighting a war on Islam (38%) rather than terror (33%) * The poll found 53% of American Muslim voters say they believe Muslims should vote as a bloc for a presidential candidate. Four in five (81%) respondents to the poll also indicated they supported the agenda of the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a U.S.-wide coalition of the ten largest Muslim organizations, during the presidential election. Over two in three (69%) of those surveyed said an AMT endorsement would be important in making their decision for whom to cast their ballot. ============================================================ http://media.gallup.com/WorldPoll/PDF/MWSRRadical022207.pdf Respondents who said 9/11 was unjustified (1 or 2 on a 5-point scale, where 1 is totally unjustified and 5 is completely justified) are classified as moderates. Respondents who said 9/11 was justified (4 or 5 on the same scale) are classified as radicals The data for this poll were obtained during 2005-06 from Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Approximately 1,000 in-home interviews were conducted in each country. Rad Mod More college is more radical 23 34 Primary School or Less 44 38 Secondary through University 7 7 worse off in 5 years 53 44 better off More wealthy more radical 22 31 low or very low income 25 22 above average or high income 39 36 respect islam ============================================ http://www.gallup.com/poll/111235/Obama-Favored-Key-Muslim-Countries.aspx October 21, 2008 Oba McC 50 19 Saudi Arabia 45 18 Lebanon 33 11 Palestinean territory7 32 12 Kuwait 22 8 Turkey 5 5 Pakistan =============================================== http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/06/obamas-muslim-outreach-falteri.html??wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics Obama's Muslim outreach faltering By Scott Wilso comment: According to the "Muslim Media Network": A poll done on 11/7/2008 by "The American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections" showed that American Muslims voted for Obama by 89%, and for McCain by 2%. Posted by: armpeg | June 17, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse http://www.newsweek.com/2008/11/07/islam-and-obama.html http://islam.about.com/b/2008/11/07/poll-muslims-voted-for-obama.htm According to a post-election poll by the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), nearly 90% of American Muslims voted for President-Elect Barack Obama last Tuesday. Only 2% voted for Senator John McCain, in what was the the highest turnout ever of American Muslim voters. Many respondents voted in what were considered "swing" states, such as Virginia, Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Topping the list of voter concerns was the economy (63%), followed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (16%). 95 percent of Muslims polled cast a ballot in this year's presidential election—the highest turnout in a U.S. election ever—and 14 percent of those were first-time voters. The Gallup Center for Muslim studies estimates that U.S. Muslims favored Obama in greater numbers than did Hispanics (67 percent of whom voted for Obama) and nearly matched that of African-Americans, 93 percent of whom voted for Obama. traditionally voted along conservative, Republican lines. Today, more than two thirds of American Muslims polled say they consider themselves to be Democrats, while only 4 percent see themselves as Republicans (29 percent identified themselves as Independents.) The shift began in 2004—.. war in iraq =================================================== Zogby notes that Muslim-American sympathies shifted markedly during the presidency of George W. Bush. They broke 10-to-1 for the Democratic candidate, Sen. John Kerry. The Iraq war and the Patriot Act offended Muslim voters, according to Zogby. An estimated 2-3 million Muslims reside in the United States. Read more on Newsmax.com: Zogby: Jews Will Vote for Obama Despite Israel Stance http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Zogby-Obama-Jews-vote/2011/05/20/id/397147 @@President http://www.asianweek.com/2008/10/08/viet-ams-and-mccain/ Viet-Ams and McCain, Asian Week By: Vu Duc Vuong, (2) http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/10/06_naas.shtml The National Asian American Survey(2) of almost 4,400 APIs, conducted in August and September, shows that 41 percent support Senator Obama, 24 percent back Senator McCain and 34 percent remain undecided. 60 Japanese Americans, 53 South Asians 41 Chinese Americans 37 percent of Korean and Filipino Americans would vote for Obama, 51 percent Vietnamese Americans support McCain. The majority of Asian Americans who voted in the primary supported Hillary Clinton over Obama by nearly 2 to 1, but Clinton supporters now overwhelmingly plan to vote for Obama rather than for McCain by a 59 percent to 10 percent margin among likely voters Overall, 32 percent of all Asian Americans identify themselves as Democrats; 14 percent as Republicans; 19 percent as independents; and 35 percent as nonpartisan, not fitting into any of the major party categories. One-third of Asian American citizens get informed about politics from Asian-language media and 28 percent say they would use Asian-language ballot materials full survey: http://www.naasurvey.com/ pdf report http://www.naasurvey.com/assets/NAAS-National-report.pdf \clip\2008\10\NAAS-National-report.pdf (Erratum: 22% of Vietnamese identify with the Democratic Party, and 29% with the Republican Party; the print version distributed on October 6 had those values in reverse order.) \doc\web\2008\10\naasurvey.xls Asian American Voter Survey 2008 Analysis by Arthur Hu full survey: http://www.naasurvey.com/ pdf report http://www.naasurvey.com/assets/NAAS-National-report.pdf \clip\2008\10\NAAS-National-report.pdf Table 7 Voter Preferences by Ethnic Group McCain Obama Other Undecid Ratio Japanese17 60 0 38 3.53 AsInd 13 53 0.6 33 4.08 All 24 41 1 34 1.71 Chinese 12 41 3 43 3.42 Other As26 38 1 35 1.46 Korean 27 36 0 38 1.33 Filipino29 35 1 34 1.21 Vietname51 24 1 24 0.47 Table 5. Party Identification Among Asian Americans DemocratIndepen Republ Non-PartRatio AsInd 39 21 7 33 5.57 Chinese 25 28 7 40 3.57 Japanese42 17 14 28 3.00 Other As36 15 14 35 2.57 All 32 19 14 35 2.29 Korean 38 6 18 39 2.11 Filipino35 18 19 28 1.84 Vietname22 15 29 34 0.76 Table 2. Proportion of Likely Voters By Ethnic Subgroup Ranked by % of all that are likely voters Total All Citizen RegVoter Korean 60 82 89 Other As55 60 70 Vietname52 65 80 AsInd 45 73 78 All 43 65 74 Japanese41 72 84 Chinese 39 60 71 Filipino30 67 69 \clip\2004\11\eleph.txt ASIANS SWING TOWARDS DEMOCRATS Clinton 31 - Clinton 43 - Gore 54 - Kerry 58 http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/120504L.shtml The White Elephant in the Room By Bob Wing AlterNet.org Saturday 04 December 2004 AALDEF The poll found that Asian Americans favored John Kerry over George Bush by 74-24 percent. First timers voted for Kerry by 78-20. A Los Angeles Times poll of 3,357 California voters found that 64 percent of Asian Americans voted for Kerry and 34 percent for Bush. Asians were not included in national exit polls until 1992. In that election, won by Clinton, their Republican and independent bent showed through, with Bush Sr. receiving 55 percent of the Asian vote, Perot 15 percent and Clinton only 31 percent. However, since 1992 Asians have turned strongly toward the Democrats. Clinton won 43 percent in 1996, Gore won 54 percent and Kerry at least 58 percent. HISPANICS GAVE BUSH 40, NOT 44% OF VOTE IN 2004 http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=EXITPOLLS-LATINO-12-02-04&cat=HR Hispanic vote less for Bush than exit polls showed By JAMES W. BROSNAN Scripps Howard News Service December 02, 2004 WASHINGTON - Initial network exit polls on Election Day overestimated President Bush's support among Hispanic voters, an NBC official said Thursday. <> 2004 LA Times Exit Poll http://a1022.g.akamai.net/f/1022/8158/5m/images.latimes.com/media/acrobat/2004-11/14935824.pdf z84\clipim\2004\11\07\lapoll.pdf White 79% 57% 42% Black 10% 14% 86% Latino 5% 45% 54% Asian 3% 34% 64% 5,154 voters across USA Bush OwnGun42% 65% Rural 12% 62% Married Men 31% 59% South 32% 57% Prot 51% 55% Cath 25% 55% Milit 46% 54% All 100% 51% City 36% 43% East 24% 42% Union 27% 43% SingWomen 19% 35% Asian 3% 34% 64% Jewish 4% 26% Gay 4% 17% Black 10% 14% 2004 CNN POLL BY RACE http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/US/P/00/epolls.0.html VOTE BY RACE BUSH KERRY NADER TOTAL 2004 2000 2004 2004 White (77%) 58% +4 41% 0% Latino (8%) 44% +9 53% 2% Other (2%) 40% +1 54% 2% Asian (2%) 44% +3 56% * African-Am(11%)11% +2 88% 0% Shows that Asian vote for Bush increased by 3 points since 2000, but are 2nd only to blacks in support for Kerry. Asians favored GOP before 2000 election. z84\clipim\2004\11\03\exitpoll\exitpoll.htm z84\clip\2004\09\aspoll.txt (http://www.ncmonline.com/media/pdf/polls/apia_presentation.pdf) Conducted by Bendixen & Associates and The Tarrance Group poll of 1,004 Asian and Pacific Islander (APIA) registered voters likely to participate in the November 2nd presidential election. Fifty-nine percent of the respondents chose to be interviewed in a language other than English. The Democratic nominee leads by 43 percent to 36 percent over the Republican nominee with a substantial 20 percent still undecided ** Kerry has a strong lead among Chinese, Asian Indian and Hmong voters. ** Bush has a strong lead among Vietnamese and Filipino voters. ** Japanese, Korean and Pacific Islander voters split their votes equally between Kerry and Bush. ** Kerry does best among younger APIA voters (18-39) and those that have a college degree while Bush does best among older APIA voters (60+) and those with a high school degree. ** Same-sex or gay marriage is supported by a small percentage (21%) of the APIA electorate ASIANS FARE WORSE IN BIAS PRESIDENTIAL VOTE SURVEY Washington, D.C. 4/26/01 "Study uncovers bias against Asian-Americans" ...."The survey found that more Americans were uncomfor- table voting for an Asian-American to be president Asian Americna 24% African-American 15% woman 14% Jewish 11% http://www.thestar.com.my/news/ story.asp?file=/2001/4/26/world/2625mino&sec=world @@religion \doc\95\01\jewsedin.wk1 - Jewish profile, 1988 LA Times poll Party Registration Not Registered 8 22 -2.75 Democratic 56 32 1.75 Republican 12 22 -1.85 Independent 10 15 -1.55 Political Ideology Liberal 41 18 2.25 Middle of Road 27 29 -1.05 Conservative 17 30 -1.75 d:\doc\94\19\vote94.wk1 - House Vote in 1994 NYT Poll "Portrait of the Electorate: Who Voted for Whom in the House" New York Times Nov 13, 1994 p. 15 Based on various New York Times polls of 5,000 to 10,000 voters in each year Ranked by Republican house vote in 1992 Group % of Vote For Republican Index White Born-Agai 20% 66 WhiteProtestant 41% 57 Asian 1% 51 1.02 White men 40% 51 White 79% 50 1.00 White Women 40% 49 Catholic 29% 43 Hispanic 5% 28 -1.82 Gay/Lesb/Bi 3% 23 -2.17 Jewish 4% 21 -2.38 Black Men 6% 16 Black 13% 11 -4.54 Black Women 7% 8 Only the Christian Right was more Republican than Asians. @@Ron Paul %%Dislike http://politicons.net/why-i-dont-like-ron-paul/ Why I don’t like Ron Paul Posted: March 2nd, 2011 | Author: Henry D'Andrea Ron Paul is not just anti-war, but he has adopted some of the more obnoxious and inflammatory rhetoric from the Left about the war that is extremely grating. Hell, according to Paul, Iraq is a war for oil and empire, engineered by neocons, and in Paul’s book, we deserved to be attacked on 9/11. Paul wants to get rid of the CIA. Are you kidding me? The CIA is vital to our national security. Ron Paul believes that the CIA “runs everything.” He has also suggested in the past that the CIA has conducted a “coup” in America. Ron Paul has more obnoxious supporters backing him than Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee combined. If you knock Ron Paul, you’ll often have hordes of social misfits making obnoxious comments, spamming your polls, touting conspiracy theories, insulting conservatives in general, and doing everything possible to make nuisances of themselves. @@Senate Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye Daniel K. Akaka @@state %%Washington Washington State Representative Dawn Mason is the only black in the state house, and only one of two in the legislature. Kip Tokuda is one of two Asians in the state legislature "Racial, ethnic rivalry shapes legislative contest" Seattle Times Sept 11, 1996 "'Political reality' or cultural naivete?" Seattle Times Jan 29, 1995 B3 Of 147 members of the Washington State legislature, 2 are African American, six are minorities (2 are Asian, which make the other 2 Hispanic or Native Amerian) @@student \priv\95\08\studpol.htm Asian Students Taking to Politics (HTML) San Francisco Chronicle May 05, 1995 At UC Berkeley, Asians are 50% of student senate, 75% of top offices, but 40% of students. Asian women especially strong ("Connie Chung effect") @@Survey \clip\97\09\asianam.htm ASIAN-ANERICANS' GROWING CLOUT They're Flexing Their Economic, Political Muscle By Claude R. Marx Investor s Business Daily 3/27/97 The dubious fund-raising exploits of John Huang, James Riady and Charles Trie on behalf of President Clinton have put three men of Asian heritage on the front page in a highly unflattering light. "Two Asian-Americans sit in the U.S. Senate, Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye are both Democrats and represent Hawaii. There are five Asian Americans in the U.S. House, two representing California and one each representing Guam, Hawaii and Samoa. All but one of them, Rep. Jay Kim of California, are Democrats. There are 22 Asian-American state senators, 41 state representatives, one state treasurer, one secretary of state, 26 mayors, 83 city council members, and 210 judges. " @@undecided \doc\96\06\undecide.wk1 Undecided Voters Pres96 Voters who say they are undecided, or have a preference but are not definite, 1996 Presidential Race Clinton/Dole Ranked by % Undecided 54Independents 45Under age 30 43Hispanics 39Blue-collar workers 36Moderates 34Women 33All Voters 31Men 26Blacks 22Over age 60 Source: WSJ/NBC News Poll Wall Street Journal Oct 4, 1996 p. A10 @@vote doc923\sccvote.wk1 Santa Clara County voters by Asian ethnicity see @@vote @@women \priv\95\08\studpol.htm - asian women are most successful in elections see Seattle City council - 2 Asian women / 9