asian heritage month

Accurate, disaggregated data, not false, outdated narratives and stereotypes should inform public opinion and state policy. Let's celebrate this month by abolishing the model minority myth and spend the next fifty years recognizing the rich diversity of the AAPI community.
During this commemorative month to raise awareness of Asian/Pacific Island peoples, I draw hope from my students who are leading the way to unlearn the past and imagine a more just world for all people.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month doesn't get nearly the play that Black History Month does. But then neither do Women's History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.