VIDEO: Panelists Square Off Over Legislator’s Push for State Agencies to Collect Data on Asian Americans

George Shen, an IBM data specialist, and Ye Pogue,  a Ph.D. candidate in Social Policy at Brandeis University, voice opposition to the idea of gathering ethnicity data on Asian Americans. WESTFORDCAT PHOTO

Subscribe to our free, daily publication for all your Westford news. A state bill that would have required state agencies to categorize Asian Americans by ethnicity has been redrafted and is under review for acquiring demographics on all Massachusetts residents. Asian American Disaggregation Bill H-3361 stirred impassioned responses by Asian Americans on both sides. “Asian Americans is a culturally diverse group. There are more than 100 dialects…There’s a huge difference (among) the subgroups. Continue Reading →