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Discrimination Against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: A Research Guide

This guide provides contemporary and historical resources about anti-Asian American discrimination. The variety of sources here include historical photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, books, and websites on the broad topic of institutionalized racism.


Throughout the history of the United States, Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have been discriminated against legally, socially, and economically. This research guide provides primary and secondary sources, in electronic and print formats, regarding historical and contemporary aspects of discrimination against Asian Americans. On the History page, there are links to manuscripts, historical newspapers, photographs, and books. Under Contemporary Issues, there is a list of Asian American and Pacific Islander American advocacy group websites and a bibliography of books. The electronic resources provide access to academic journals, historical and current newspapers, and manuscripts.