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ASIAN-AMERICAN DATA COLLECTION BILL SPARKS FEARS OVER PROFILING [+AUDIO]

By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 30, 2018.....The State House's largest public hearing room was filled to capacity Tuesday for a hearing on a bill supporters said will lead to more accurate research and better health outcomes, but opponents view it as a form of ethnic discrimination.

Members of the public lined the stairwell to the Gardner Auditorium on Tuesday, waiting for a chance to enter a packed-to-capacity hearing of the State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

At issue was a bill (H 3361) Rep. Tackey Chan filed that would require state agencies to seek more specific ethnic information rather than simply categorize all people of Asian descent as "Asian-American."


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