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.