Saturday, May 19, 2007

News Flash Asian Americans exist

Well, apparently only for the month of May. The Fighting 44s posted the CNN Defining the Asian American Experience article.

I'm not sure whether it's possible to "define" the Asian American experience. The responses chosen do seem to share some similar sentiments.
1) Asians are invisible.
2) Asians experience racism too.
3) Asian Americans are not foreigners but are in fact American.

None of this should be a news flash, but as the 44s note, rather cynically but accurately, the amount of focus on API History Month, which generally passes without comment, is probably due to V Tech.

It's actually kind of amazing how invisible we still are.

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