Happy Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month!
Since 1977, May has been celebrated as AANHPI Heritage month, but the first major wave of Asian immigrants came to the USA in the mid-1800s. Like other groups of people, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are not a monolith. Recent surveys of Asian American continue to show persistent racism and hardship, and here are some of their stories.
Learn more about Asian and Pacific Islanders in Iowa (2022) and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI).