Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month in the ClassroomMay 11, 2021
Understand AAPI diversity
People often think that AAPIs are Chinese, Korean and Japanese. However, the AAPI community is much more diverse and includes dozens of ethnicities and nationalities, including Filipino, Indonesian, Indian, Laotian, Guamanian, Polynesian and more (see the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence’s census data report for details). Each group has its own complex history, style of government, traditional clothing, food and cultural norms. The first step to humanizing the AAPI community is to see AAPI people as unique individuals with their own personal stories and histories.
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