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

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. As part of CDC and Hep B United's Know Hepatitis B campaign, this in...

Why Nevada's Asian Vote Will Swing the Election

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Speaking as an AAPI member of the U.S. Congress, there is no question that President Obama is our first AAPI president.