The second stereotype is that all Asian Americans are foreigners . Although more than half of all Asians in the . were born outside the ., many non-Asians simply assume that every Asian they see, meet, or hear about is a foreigner. Many can't recognize that many Asian American families have been . citizens for several generations. As a result, because all Asian Americans are perceived as foreigners, it becomes easier to think of us as not fully American and then to deny us the same rights that other Americans take for granted. Yes, that means prejudice and discrimination in its many forms.
The demographics of Asian Americans describe a heterogeneous group of people in the United States who can trace their ancestry to one or more countries in Asia.   Because Asian Americans compose 6% of the entire . population, the diversity of the group is often disregarded in media and news discussions of "Asians" or of "Asian Americans."  While there are some commonalities across ethnic sub-groups, there are significant differences among different Asian ethnicities that are related to each group's history.   As of July 2015 [update] , California had the largest population of Asian Americans of any state, and Hawaii was the only state where Asian Americans were the majority of the population.