The Asian-American and Pacific Islander community is growing faster than any other ethnic group in the United States. And with migration being a key driver of that growth, the AAPI community has the greatest proportion of immigrants of any U.S. ethnicity. Using a familiar stereotype – the “model minority” myth – as a starting point, the panel digs into the true AAPI story, covering this population’s struggles with unemployment, access to education, language barriers, and poverty – and poses ideas and solutions that can help advance the community forward. Part one of this five-part series kicks off with a candid discussion on the many communities that comprise the AAPI population.
Host Ellee Pai Hong leads a groundbreaking roundtable discussion with AAPI community leaders:
- Christopher Kang, National Director of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans.
- Seema Agnani, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development.
- Quyen Dinh, Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.
Click here to continue to part two of this five-part series.