Asian American Reference Websites

Not often do we recognize the contributions and sacrifices of Asian Americans towards the nation’s development. Whether they are Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, or any other Asian nationality, these Americans reserve the right for their histories to be taught in schools.

“Asian Americans Then and Now: Linking Past to Present” from Asia Society.

American Experience from PBS presents “The Chinese Exclusion Act: A Special Presentation of American Experience,” focusing on Chinese immigration to the United States.

“Remembering Executive Order 9066, the ‘Single Act’ that Began Internment” from NBC News.

The White House releases the “Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Internment.”

PBS NewsHour addresses “The long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S.”

NPR podcast, Code Switch, presents “’Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks.”

TIME examines the model minority concept in an article titled “Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All.”

Smithsonian Magazine explains “The Injustice of Japanese-American Internment Camps Resonates Strongly to This Day” in this article.

“The myth of the ‘model minority’” from the Washington Post.

“A New History of Being Asian-American,” an article from The New Yorker, focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Asian Americans.

THINK by NBC News presents “Coronavirus fears show how ‘model minority’ Asian Americans become the ‘yellow peril’.”

This article from NBC News focuses on “Kamala Harris and a history of trying to define ‘Asian American’.”

“In the Outrage Over Discrimination, How Do We Define ‘Asian American’?” from THINK by NBC News.

This video is a preview of “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” a special presentation of PBS’s American Experience.

This video features the mental effects of the “Asian American academic standard.”

These colorized videos were originally filmed by Dave Tatsuno, a Japanese American forced into internment in 1942.

This video addresses the racism shown towards Chinese Americans, specifically in schools, as the Coronavirus spreads across the globe.

In this clip, PBS Voices questions “Where Did The “Asian Fetish” Come From?”

What Does It Mean To Be American presents “45 Years of Anger: Redress for Japanese Americans,” highlighting Japanese American Yae Wada’s experience during WWII.