Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Submits Comment on Equitable Data to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

October 3, 2022

Advancing Justice - AAJC calls for more disaggregated data on the AAPI community

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC submits this comment in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) federal register notice regarding the Request for Information; Equitable Data Engagement and Accountability, 87 FR 54269 (September 2, 2022). Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) comprise vastly diverse racial groups. Without accurate disaggregated data, some of the most disadvantaged in our communities are rendered invisible, leaving their needs unmet. Detailed data are also critical to our ability to break down the stereotype of the “model minority,” which has been used to erase the history of exclusion and discrimination against Asian Americans and NHPIs. We write to provide comments to help foster collaboration between all levels of the Federal government, promote engagement of communities that access or participate in Federal programs in data collection and research, and create opportunities for the broader community to publicly access equitable data, including disaggregated and granular data.