Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have ancestral origins in East Asia , South Asia , or Southeast Asia , as defined by the U. Census Bureau. Polynesians , Melanesians and Micronesians. For its purposes, the U.
Asian American women have made a significant impact on the United States in a wide variety of fields. Despite facing both racial discrimination and sexism, these women stood strong, challenged stereotypes, and paved the way for future generations. As the first Chinese-American movie star, Anna May Wong used her fame to challenge racism and stereotypes in Hollywood. Born in in Los Angeles, California to second generation immigrants.
THE U. A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics. Find detailed information on the methodology for these fact sheets.
The demographics of Asian Americans describe a heterogeneous group of people in the United States who trace their ancestry to one or more Asian countries. Manilamen began to reside in Louisiana as the first Asian Americans to live in the continental in the United States. The overall population is highly urbanized;  they are also largely in the Western United States and California. The first recorded Asian Americans in the continental United States were a group of Filipino men who established the small settlement of Saint Malo, Louisiana , after fleeing mistreatment aboard Spanish ships.