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Highlighting Bullying Prevention Efforts for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Doua Thor | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Doua Thor

This blog post was originally posted on the White House Blog. Every day, kids of all ages experience bullying in schools across the country. In the ...

This Asian Girl Anthem Is For 'Brash Yellow Girls' Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact

The incisive ode to Asian girls you’ve been waiting for is here. Rapper Awkwafina and comedian Margaret Cho dropped the video "Green Tea" on the las...

Asian-American Lawmakers Endorse Clinton Before California Primary

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An influential group of Asian-American lawmakers endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles on Tuesday, g...

Coming Out to Our Asian Parents: Family Is Still Family

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 05.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

To commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, my organization, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, is launching a major campaign to help us come out to our families.

Really? Congressman Uses Anti-Asian Slur On TV

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), appearing on live television Friday, dredged up a racial slur from the annals of wartime history. In an appearance on MSNBC'...

Even The White House Is Over Asians Being Labeled As The 'Model Minority'

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact

As far as ethnic stereotypes go, it's easy to write off the Asian-American "model minority" myth -- the idea that members of the ethnic group are univ...

Asian American Mental Health: Confusing Doing Well With Feeling Well

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

A depressed person can struggle academically and socially -- that is true among people of all racial backgrounds. But, sometimes, it's also true that a depressed person can function well on the outside.

In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left Out

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Conservative rabble-rouser Ann Coulter unwittingly summed up one misunderstanding about undocumented immigrants in America earlier this week, when she...

Again With the Model Minority Talk?

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

If you have not read the recent New York Times opinion piece from Nicholas Kristof, The Asian Advantage, this op-ed, has once again riled-up those docile, quiet, and respectful Asian Americans.

Remembering Our Past for a Better Future: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is easy to forget your history. It is particularly easy to forget if your history is neither a part of the mainstream American historical narrative nor included in our history books. Asian American Pacific Islanders face this challenge.

Why Calling Asian Americans a 'Model Minority' Glosses Over Crucial Issues

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Vivek Wadhwa

The "model minority" label makes things worse for large sections of these communities, because their needs are often overlooked or misunderstood and then rarely addressed in government programs and by social-service organizations. Lack of disaggregated data perpetuates this label.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the incredible diversity within our community and the significant contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to this nation. It is also a time to reflect on the trials and tribulations our community.

Celebrating Contributions and Enduring Racism: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we celebrate our rich AAPI history during the month of May, we remember the story of Madama Butterfly and the lessons it teaches. We must keep in mind how destructive racism and sexism can be towards AAPI women.

Challenging Dual Stereotypes: The Reality for LGBTQ AAPI Communities and How Foundations Can Help

Lyle Matthew Kan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyle Matthew Kan

There is a pervasive cultural myth that all gays are rich, and that all Asian Americans are overachievers. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ and AAPI are therefore often assumed to be better off. However, these misconceptions all too often mask real struggles and hardships faced by LGBTQ AAPI communities.

Register for the White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Please join us for the White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on May 12, 2015, at The George Washington University in Washington,...

Recap: 2015 National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

On February 25, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders held its second National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Google+ Hangout.

Calling All Students: Apply for the Summer 2015 White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Kiran Ahuja

As America’s population becomes increasingly diverse, it is important to have this diversity reflected in the federal workforce. Although Asian Amer...

National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 25

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

After the great engagement from last year's National Community Google+ Hangout, we are eager to continue the conversation on advancing the AAPI community this year and beyond.

Domingo Carino's #GetCovered Story

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Kiran Ahuja

Domingo Carino arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines in 1998. Domingo recently developed a health condition that he desperately needed medication for but couldn't afford without health insurance. He applied for Medicaid but after waiting two months, he was denied coverage. Discouraged, Domingo wondered if there was anything or anyone who could help him.

Kalwis Lo's #GetCovered Story

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Kiran Ahuja

He learned that the Affordable Care Act created a temporary Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan program. He enrolled in the program, allowing him to afford the chemotherapy treatments he needed. Today, because of the Affordable Care Act, Kalwis is cancer-free and living a healthy life.

Peter Yang's #GetCovered Story

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Kiran Ahuja

He now has a $35 copay for each visit and pays $10 each month for the medication he needs. Now that Peter has access to care, he no longer falls asleep randomly, especially when driving.

2014: Year in Review for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

WHIAAPI is honored to share with you a number of memorable moments in 2014. Please check out some of our photo and video highlights from the year and tweet your favorites using the hashtag #WHIAAPI.

'If You Want to Be Happy for a Lifetime, Go Help Someone Else' -- at Home and Abroad

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"I've never regretted it. Any misgivings about being away from my family and my business flee as soon as I see a 2-year-old who'd come in with a cracked lip and a cracked palate who looks good now, or the old person who gets to see again after 10 years. That is my reward."

Empowering AAPI-Owned Businesses Through Federal Resources

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Kiran Ahuja

This blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. With the holidays coming up, it is an opportune time for us to recognize the businesse...

Strengthening the AAPI Community Through New Bullying Prevention Efforts

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

When children are singled out because of a shared characteristic --such as race, sexual orientation, or religion -- or a perceived shared characteristic, the issue not only affects that individual but the entire community.