Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. NPR has compiled a list of stories and other content that chronicles the experiences of AAPI communities.
Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022
As a child, former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, seen here in 2004, spent two years of his life in a World War II internment camp after the Pearl Harbor attack.
Demonstrators in Times Square marching one year ago during a protest against Asian hate after eight people, six of whom were Asian women, were killed in three shooting incidents in the Atlanta area by a white man.
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For same Asian Americans, it was the first time in Nashville they saw so many Asian Americans gathered in one place. This was a vigil last March for the victims of the Atlanta spa shooting.
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Corinne Tan is American Girl's 2022 Girl of the Year, and the first Chinese American doll to hold that title. The company says her story will teach kids about standing up to racism, among other lessons.
Rachel Sklar, an environmental epidemiologist and postdoctoral scholar is seen at the San Quentin State Prison in California, collecting data on COVID-19 transmission in the state's prison population. Sklar, who is of Filipino descent, says she has been denied an academic opportunity because some institutions do not consider her to be from a racial group that is underrepresented in STEM.
Ernie, a Muppet from the popular children's series Sesame Street, appears with new character Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet, on the set of the long-running children's program in New York on Nov. 1.