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This page entails pictures from both the past and present. We must never forget what has happened to Asians in the past to ensure the horrible tragedies will not occur again. Here also highlights the artwork that celebrates Asians and their differences that were created to shed light on the darkest of times. The honorary people we mentions are vital to know and understand their impact on society and outward perception for Asians whether they are widely known or only known in the books; these people have fought for justice, fought against the racism Asians have faced, and have defied the boundaries of society. 

Honorary People

Pew Research Center
Alexa Strabuk/Brenda Chi/Eunsoo Jeong/Shyama Kuver/Cori Lin/Alisha Kahealani Mahone-Brooks/Sirin Thada/Isip Xin/Ameena Fareeda
Hanifa Abdul Hameed for Vox
Pew Research Center
Sun Xun
Oscar yi Hou
Shehzil Malik
Valerie Kao
Garuda; Krishna

Historical Moments

More than 30 years after President George H.W. Bush signed a law that designated May 1990 as the first Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, much of Asian American history remains unknown to many Americans—including many Asian Americans themselves.Often the Asian-American history taught in classrooms is limited to a few milestones like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II, and that abridged version rarely includes the nearly 50 other ethnic groups that make up the fastest-growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S. in the first two decades of the 21st century.

“Students can go through their whole educational life, not hearing a single fact or historical reference to Asians in America. We need to teach how Asian Americans experience life and race in America, and how Asian Americans have stood up not just for other Asians, but for all Americans to fight against racism,” Helen Zia, a Chinese American activist and former journalist, tells TIME. “This kind of learning is essential for all of us to see the humanity of each other.”

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