About 1.5 million Texans identify as Asian American. While that’s about 5% of the Texas population, Asians are now the fastest-growing population in the Lone Star State, expected to grow to nearly 6 million by 2050. Though small in number, Asian Texans are not one group but many different ones who came here, like everyone does, for a better job, a better life.

As the 2020 Census comes to a close, the Texas Standard offers this modest showcase on this Labor Day. This is, by no means, a comprehensive storytelling project, nor the last word. Instead, we offer this show as a conversation starter, the first of many we hope to bring you about the rich and varied groups that are Texas.

As The Asian American Population Grows in Texas, So Does Its Political Power

Political affiliations are changing for Asian voters, but most still identify as independent.

Courtesy Kazuhiro Nakamura and Claudia Hernandez

Kazuhiro Nakamura and Claudia Hernandez on their wedding day

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Executive Producers: Terri Langford, Laura Rice

Host/Reporter: Joy Diaz

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