Entries by CNK Staff

Ong Highlights Economic Obstacles Facing Asian Americans

This past Wednesday, CNK research was cited in a USA Today article about economic hardships among Asian Americans in the United States. Many hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and beauty salons were forced to close at the beginning of the pandemic, and a report by Ong found that Asian Americans accounted for one in four workers within those […]

A widening gap among Asian Americans

CNK Director Paul Ong was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times article that discussed the widening gap among Asian Americans. The Atlanta-area shootings, just last month, show another immigrant story, one of low-paid service workers in shadows of society. Hyun Jung Grant and five other Korean and Chinese women killed in the attack revealed this […]

Ong on Increasing Asian American Representation in Biden Administration

CNK Director Paul Ong spoke to NBC News about his hopes for increasing Asian American representation in the Biden administration. The White House announced the creation of a new position, Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison, to ensure that the community’s voice is further represented and heard. Details of the duties and responsibilities of the […]

A Deadly Reality: By almost every metric, COVID-19 is proving much worse for Latinos than Whites

A San Diego Union-Tribune article cited a report by the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracyand Center for Neighborhood Knowledge (CNK) that highlighted the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Latinos and other minorities in California. Latinos account for nearly half of the San Diego County residents infected by COVID-19 in the past […]

Crisis to Impact: Reflecting on a Decade of Housing Counseling Services in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

National CAPACD, in partnership with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, jointly announce the release of Crisis to Impact: Reflecting on a Decade of Housing Counseling Services in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. The research examines the state of housing for low-income AAPIs since the Great Recession and […]

“Asian American businesses are dealing with two viruses”: Reeling from racist incidents, many are hurting financially during COVID-19

In a recent article by MarketWatch, research done in collaboration with the Asian American Studies Center was referenced in a discussion about anti-Asian hate crimes and rising unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. As documented incidents of harassment, assault and discrimination against Asian Americans have escalated during COVID-19, many groups within the community have also […]

Majority white areas got more PPP business loan money than Latino areas, UCLA study says

Research from our latest report with UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times article, which revealed how majority white areas received more money from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) than majority Latino areas. The disproportionate amount of PPP money going to wealthier, whiter areas may make economic […]

Disparities in the Distribution of Paycheck Protection Program Funds in California’s Congressional Districts

The necessary lockdowns to reduce the spread of COVID-19, along with the ensuing reduction in consumer demand, have created huge economic challenges for small businesses, especially those owned by Latino or Black business owners. To prevent a massive wave of layoffs and small business closures, the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]