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We couldn’t be more excited to share the very first America’s Opportunity Fund video with you! This video comments on diversity issues in our Congress and the discrepancies between the AAPI community and its representation in government.
We would like to thank all of the participants for helping us make this video a reality. In the coming weeks we will be showcasing each of them as members of the AAPI community and to thank them for their support of Secretary Mineta and AOF’s efforts!
Please share this video with your friends and contacts and make sure to let Secretary Mineta know WHAT YOU THINK!
What can one possibly add to the hill of hype that now surrounds the glorious Jeremy Lin, New York Knickerbocker?
We are fascinated by his rise, but instead of focusing on his talent, which is raw and untested, we fixate upon his race and his biography. Lin's parents came here from Taiwan in the late 70s, settling in California, and he grew up as American as he did Taiwanese, with a quiet but devoted Christianity that marks him as a cultural conservative, and a playfulness and sense of humor that keeps him tethered to the modern world. Implicit within the coverage of Linsanity is the assumption that Lin is so special because he is unusual. But he's not, really. If you've been paying attention to integration of second-generation Asian-Americans into the our political super-culture, he's kind of normal.Read the full post >