COMMITTEE WANTS COMMISSION TO STUDY ASIAN-AMERICAN BILL
A proposal to require state agencies to seek more specific information about people of Asian descent has been reworked by a committee that wants to see the idea studied instead of instituted.
The bill (H 3361) originally called for all state agencies to have individual data for "the five largest Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic groups residing in the Commonwealth" -- Chinese-Americans, Vietnamese-Americans, Indian-Americans, Cambodian-Americans and Korean-Americans -- rather than categorizing them all as Asian-American.
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