Richard Aoki, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. He was Japanese American. What many people fail to realize is that Asian Americans were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as African Americans. In watching African Americans expose institutional racism and government hypocrisy, Asian Americans began to identify the ways in which they, too, had faced discrimination in the U.S.

Richard Aoki, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. He was Japanese American. What many people fail to realize is that Asian Americans were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as African Americans. In watching African Americans expose institutional racism and government hypocrisy, Asian Americans began to identify the ways in which they, too, had faced discrimination in the U.S.

Anna May Wong in Großstadtschmetterling, 1929.~~American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star.  Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.

Anna May Wong in Großstadtschmetterling, 1929.~~American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.

Asian-Nation :: Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues-Educate those who would like to learn more about the Asian American population (Lots of great info!)

Asian-Nation :: Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues-Educate those who would like to learn more about the Asian American population (Lots of great info!)

Hong Neok Woo - Asian American soldier, who fought in the Civil War. HISTORY of the Asian Pacific American Communities.

Hong Neok Woo - Asian American soldier, who fought in the Civil War. HISTORY of the Asian Pacific American Communities.

The Bar at the Setai...again, Asian-American Art Deco fusion at its best. The floor brick is from old Art Deco buildings in Shanghai.

The Bar at the Setai...again, Asian-American Art Deco fusion at its best. The floor brick is from old Art Deco buildings in Shanghai.

Kristen Kish.  Second woman to ever win Top Chef, model, queer Asian-American woman, all-around badass.

Kristen Kish. Second woman to ever win Top Chef, model, queer Asian-American woman, all-around badass.

Interesting Facts about Racial Minorities in America: Statistics About Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Interesting Facts about Racial Minorities in America: Statistics About Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Researchers have debunked a long-running theory for why Asian Americans have done so well.

Researchers have debunked a long-running theory for why Asian Americans have done so well.

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