Asian or Pacific Islander

Asian or Pacific Islander

A person defined by the US Census Bureau as one with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Islands (e.g., China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa).

Asian or Pacific Islander

Multiculture A person with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, Pacific Islands–eg China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippine Islands and Samoa
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Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
6) If a beneficiary was identified as Hispanic and Asian or Pacific Islander, the beneficiary was considered Hispanic.
Of the 52, 27 were African-American, 15 were Latino, nine were white and one was Asian or Pacific Islander, records show.
2) If the applicant's race was identified as American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, White, Other, or Not Applicable (codes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, or 8) in 2003, use code 4 (Not Applicable) for reporting ethnicity.
1 percent of LAPD officers are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, even though those ethnic groups represent 10 percent of the city's population, according to Bonnie Tang, attorney for the Asian/Pacific-American Legal Center.
Per a 1997 Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
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