Richard Aoki, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. He was Japanese American. What many people fail to realize is that Asian Americans were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as African Americans. In watching African Americans expose institutional racism and government hypocrisy, Asian Americans began to identify the ways in which they, too, had faced discrimination in the U.S.

Richard Aoki, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. He was Japanese American. What many people fail to realize is that Asian Americans were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as African Americans. In watching African Americans expose institutional racism and government hypocrisy, Asian Americans began to identify the ways in which they, too, had faced discrimination in the U.S.

Hong Neok Woo - Asian American soldier, who fought in the civil war.   HISTORY of the Asian Pacific American Communities

Hong Neok Woo - Asian American soldier, who fought in the civil war. HISTORY of the Asian Pacific American Communities

Kristen Kish.  Second woman to ever win Top Chef, model, queer Asian-American woman, all-around badass.

Kristen Kish. Second woman to ever win Top Chef, model, queer Asian-American woman, all-around badass.

The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans: The lack of Asian leadership in tech sheds light on a larger issue: Asians are excluded from the idea of diversity. Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know how to do is sit in front of a computer.

The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans: The lack of Asian leadership in tech sheds light on a larger issue: Asians are excluded from the idea of diversity. Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know how to do is sit in front of a computer.

Essays discuss cultural conflicts, identifying with all-Asian American or larger groups, biculturalism, weakening ties to the ancestral culture, and other responses

Essays discuss cultural conflicts, identifying with all-Asian American or larger groups, biculturalism, weakening ties to the ancestral culture, and other responses

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