Kiran Ahuja on Debunking the Model Minority Myth for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
"There is an interesting struggle taking place with the Asian-American Pacific Islander community. In many ways, battling against positive stereotypes ... Asian-Americans are healthy, wealthy and wise. Like all of them. And I think that's a misconception, one that can be very harmful for many communities who struggle every day with poverty, with accessing health services ..."
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial group in the United States --- growing over 4 times as rapidly as the total U.S. population. But along with the growth comes problems... such as disparities in education, employment, housing and healthcare. Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on what's being done to address these unique challenges and improve the quality of life for A-A-P-I's.
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