It’s important to recognize that Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders
(AANHPI) encompass a wide range of countries, ethnicities, nationalities, and identities. Many different communities within this umbrella group face their own unique challenges. As we reflect on the different cultures that The United States is composed of, we must pay tribute to the generations of Asians, Native Hawaiin, and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are also contributors to its success.
Check out this article that explains the umbrella of AANHPI, which gives definitions of the cultures that compose them and statistics of societal hardships they face.
In this video, Susie Kim, an Asian American teacher in NYC, talks about instilling her students with a sense of belonging so that they can learn to be advocates for themselves and their communities.
Reflection and Response
What is something new that you learned about Asian Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders?
What can we do to lift AANHPI voices in our community?