Remember the (API) ladies…

The administration and Congress under President Obama is more diverse than ever. In our latest issue of Pacific Ties (available soon online), Elizabeth Park reports on seven prominent Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Obama’s administration and First Family.  I am pleased to see a variety of ethnic backgrounds and areas of expertise represented in his…

Swatting the WASPY.gov

We featured Don Nakanisi, director of the Asian American Studies Center last quarter in our feature story: Activism Through Education.  Nakanishi has a great interview in an AP story on Salon.com titled: Asian-American Political Profile Rising in the U.S. “Many people of Asian descent have stepped beyond their national identities to develop a pan-Asian perspective,…