Dueling reports about the impact of redistricting on APIs paints a stark picture about the difference that political representation makes.
In Los Angeles, Korean Americans are threatening lawsuits over the discriminatory lines drawn and approved by the Los Angeles City Council. Los Angeles happens to have no APIs on its city council.
At the same time Japantown leaders in San Francisco are lauding the City's final maps. The mayor and four of the eleven supervisors in the City and County of San Francisco are of API descent.
As Rep. Judy Chu is fond of saying, "if you're not at the table, then you're on the menu."