May 2018

After 50 years of ‘Asian American,’ advocates say the term is ‘more essential than ever’

Academics trace the origins of the term “Asian American” to 1968 and University of California, Berkeley students inspired by the Black Power Movement. LOS ANGELES — The term “Asian American” appears innocuous today. It’s in the name of film festivals, professional organizations, college clubs and an officially recognized heritage month. But that wasn’t always so. […]

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