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Asian Americans

The public health expert discusses her journey from childhood poverty to a career in public health — and why she doesn't shy away from controversy.
The actor and former political appointee talks about his upbringing, early professional struggles, and his embarrassing first encounter with Barack Obama.
The New York City mayoral candidate speaks with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd about his upbringing as the son of Taiwanese immigrants and why the last 15 months have been so disastrous for Asian Americans.
But why is it often ignored in U.S. classrooms?
After another painful year for Asian Americans, a veteran activist reflects on what has — and hasn’t — changed since the movement began decades ago.
Whether as an actress or astronaut, these figures made a mark on U.S. history — even if many history books don’t show it.
Asian Americans reflect on their personal experiences with racism, and offer a path forward for the United States.
Experts from Asia Society Museum, the Museum of Chinese in America, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center recommend the AAPI artists who inspire them.
Kevin Rudd, Bing Chen, and Sylvia Kim discuss the role that individuals, community organizers, business leaders, and legislators can play in stopping anti-Asian hate and violence.
Jia Lynn Yang explains how the 1965 Immigration and Nationalization Act shaped the peculiar identity of Asian Americans.
Six decades after a landmark law brought millions of Asian Americans to the United States, the events of 2020 reaffirm how tenuous the status of that population is.