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Agnes Constante's blog posts

posted 07/09/2021
Media stories have highlighted the outsized impact of the pandemic on Filipino Americans, but there remains a lack of good basic data.
posted 04/05/2021
While reporting on recent incidents of violence against Asian Americans, reporters need to ensure there is context about the systemic racism this community has faced since the beginning of the country.
posted 12/07/2020
In California, Filipino Americans constitute about 25% of the state’s Asian population yet they represent at least 35% of COVID-19 deaths in that group.
posted 03/24/2020
More than four decades after the community began arriving in the country en masse, many immigrants still struggle to access culturally competent and sensitive health care.

Agnes Constante's Blog

Media stories have highlighted the outsized impact of the pandemic on Filipino Americans, but... more »
posted 07/09/21
While reporting on recent incidents of violence against Asian Americans, reporters need to ensure... more »
posted 04/05/21
In California, Filipino Americans constitute about 25% of the state’s Asian population yet they... more »
posted 12/07/20

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Advocates highlight how factors like colonial history contributed to likely disproportionate Covid toll on the community.
The group has a disproportionate number of nurses, health care workers and families living in multigenerational homes.
Filipino Americans account for 4% of the nurses in the U.S. but about 25% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses. Some are leaving the profession.