In citizens of asian america, cindy i-fen cheng explores how asian americans figured in this effort to shape the credibility of american democracy, even while the perceived foreignness of asian americans cast them as likely alien subversives whose activities needed monitoring following the communist revolution in china and the outbreak of. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have origins in east asia, south asia, or southeast asia, as defined by the u. This includes people who indicate their race(s) on the census as asian or reported entries such as chinese, filipino, indian, japanese, korean, vietnamese, and other asian. According to the united states census bureau, the asian american population, including those of multiracial and hispanic and latino ancestry, per its 2017 american community survey was about 22,408,464. During the 2010 united states census, there were a total of 17,320,856 asian americans, including multiracial americans identifying as part asian. The dallasfort worth asian-american citizens council was established and became a non-profit organization in 2000. Its goal is to give asians a stronger voice in mainstream society as well as their respective communities. Asian af (asian as f) is the premier asian american variety show at the ucb theatre in los angeles and new york. Asian af spotlights the best asian american actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, storytellers, and more. Even if the chinese did want to become american citizens they were prohibited under the. Also been a steadfast endeavor by asian americans to find opportunity and to contribute and become an integral part of american society. Asian american contributions are reflected in the building of the transcontinental. Asian-american history when they first arrived in the united states, asian (usually chinese) immigrants were welcomed, or at least tolerated. After the california gold rush brought thousands of chinese to california, however, asian immigrants faced restrictive laws and occasional violence. And until 1952, federal policy barred immigrants of asian descent from becoming u. Today, as the nations fastest growing racial group, asian americans are quickly becoming an electoral force at the polls, making it imperative for us to remain vigilant and active in ensuring our communitys right to.