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Asian American Affairs

About the Asian American Affairs Divison

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created in 1993 by the General Assembly to provide the citizens of the State with a single point of contact for information regarding the State’s minority population.

Per South Carolina State Law, Chapter 31 SECTION 1-31-40, "the Commission shall provide the minority community consisting of African Americans, Native American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, and others with a single point of contact for statistical and technical assistance in the areas of research and planning for a greater economic future;" and "seek federal and other funding on behalf of the State of South Carolina for the express purpose of implementing various programs and services for African Americans, Native American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians, and other minority groups;"

Asian American and Pacific Islander Ad Hoc Committee

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We are currently looking for statewide volunteers to help establish the Commission's first Asian American and Pacific Islander Ad Hoc Committee. Interested in joining? If so, please read the Ad Hoc Committee information sheet for frequently asked questions and to register.

COVID-19 Resources

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For the latest information on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), please visit the links below.

Chinese

Korean

Multilanguage

Vietnamese

 

US Census Resources

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Census Data

The Asian Population 2010

Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.S. Population: 2014 to 2060

 

Your response matters.

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. For more information on the census and to fill out your census form, please visit the links below.

Bengali                          Burmese

Chinese (Simplified)    Chinese (Traditional)

Gujarati                         Hindi 

Hmong                          Ilocano

Indonesian                   Japanese 

Khmer                           Korean                       

Lao                                Malayalam  

Marathi                         Native Hawaiian

Nepali                           Pacific Islander

Punjabi                         Sinhala                  

Tagalog                         Tamil 

Telugu                           Thai                           

Turkish                          Urdu

Vietnamese