Poorest Asian Americans in NYC Are Seniors Living Alone, Study

March 13, 2009

Fox TV news Unit 9 investigative reporter Ti-Hua Chang’s recent report on poverty in New York’s burgeoning Asian American community confirms what social service workers have been saying for years;  that despite their model minority image the poverty rate among NYC’s Asians is higher than anyone wants to admit.

With footage showing recession-battered Asians rummaging through grocery store Dumpsters and restaurant garbage for food, Chang’s story “Community in Crisis” points out that although Asian represent 12% of  New York’s population, they receive less than one percent of benefits doled out to the city’s poor by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s government either because they are unaware of the programs or that they are undocumented and afraid of being apprehended.

Watch the award-winning Chang’s report below or at myfoxny.com


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