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See the Data

Data and stories in mainstream media and culture have seldom captured the AAPI experience. Our communities want to contextualize a more complete narrative of what is happening in our country and around the world today. Now more than ever, data and stories grounded in the lived experiences of our diverse communities are needed. The tools here have been curated by content experts to facilitate connections between life and data.

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The Data Tools

01. AAPI Census Map

02. AAPI Narrative Map

Census Map

This map provides demographic profiles from the 2015-2019 5-year American Community Survey API at the state and county levels. These profiles include socio-demographic (poverty, English proficiency rates, age, health insurance coverage, housing tenure, and voting-age citizens) and population breakdowns for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations separately.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have prepared a list of answers to help you navigate and understand this tool.

1. What data are available on the AAPI census map?

This map incorporates data from more than 50 summary tables from the Census’ 2015-2019 5-year American Community Survey API to produce demographic profiles at the state and county levels. These profiles include socio-demographic (poverty, English proficiency rates, age, health insurance coverage, housing tenure, and voting-age citizens) and population breakdowns for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations separately. These profiles include indicators selected by the Shared Liberation Network.

Learn more about the map and how you can download the data here.

2. How are data for the AAPI Narrative Map collected?

The AAPI Narrative Map highlights AAPI stories across five themes: (1) Together, We Have the Power; (2) We All Belong, Our Narrative Stories; (3) Our Beloved Community is Abundant, Caring, and Joyful; (4) Curiosity is the Path to Our Best Future; and (5) Anti-Asian Incidents of Violence. 

These stories were first primarily curated from Google Alerts identifying published news articles that cite the work, staff, or members of the Shared Liberation Network. We also included stories that drew national or local attention, or that were highlighted by network partners. In order to amplify the vision and narratives of on-the-ground activism and organizing, we now offer new story themes to invite community-initiated content.

Learn more here.

3. What is the Policy Tool?

The Policy Tool provides information on federal and state statutes to facilitate connections between the lived experiences of AAPIs and possible protection policies available to the community. Please look to the specific statutes for the most updated information regarding the law at issue. The information presented should not be considered legal advice and you should contact an attorney or conduct independent research to learn more about these policies.

Learn more here.