Kim Geron

Kim Geron

CSUEB prof explains why optimism is up in California's Asian-American community

  • December 10, 2012 5:00am

A new Public Policy Institute of California survey shows that Californians are the most optimistic they've been in years. However, they way they view the state of the state often depends on their race and ethnicity.

In his Contra Costa Times article, “Golden State's optimism is back, new poll says,” political columnist Steve Harmon wrote: “…it was Latinos and Asian-Americans who drove the elections in California. A Field Poll study showed that Proposition 30 would not have won without the wide support of the two groups.”

Kim Geron, professor and chair of the Cal State East Bay Political Science Department, further explains in the article: “There are now stronger candidates feeling more empowered because they have a larger percentage of the community who are registered to vote and engaged in the process.”

Read the full Contra Costa Times (Bay Area News Group) article.


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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