Progress by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders During President Obama’s Administration

Guest Post by Doua Thor, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

As President Obama's term comes to an end, we celebrate the progress Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) throughout the nation have made during this Administration.

AAPIs are the fastest growing racial group in the nation, and with that tremendous growth is the urgent need to address the pressing, unique needs and uplift the tremendous assets of our community.

Recognizing the challenges and barriers AAPI across the country face, on October 14, 2009, President Obama reauthorized the White House Initiative on AAPIs, which would be housed in the Department of Education and work to help address issues facing AAPIs from all corners of the country, from civil rights to immigration, healthcare to education, and economic development to data disaggregation.

Since then, we've come a long way. And to share this story, we're unveiling a new time capsule documentary to share highlights of our journey.

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Author: Marcus M. Wise

I love to spend my time online and on some outdoor activities that I like. I spend my weekends by going out with my friends and family. I also love to travel around the world if there a window for monetary budget. I have been into some exciting places and I am surprised to new things I saw.

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