Compare with one key point from Bankstons or Okihiros essay
P1: identify one key concept from Zhou’s essay. Compare or contrast with one key point from Bankston’s or Okihiro’s essay. To illustrate or expand upon these key points, use the demographic data, previous discussion forums, other essays, and examples from videos. (respond 7 to 10 sentences) +
P2: Does the video My America reflect our contemporary “APIDA America”? Yes, or no? Answer in the first sentence. Then discuss the reasons why using D2-5 discussion forums, course material, and your own personal experiences and insights. Explain at least one key term in the readings to support your answer. Optional: Relate what you have read, learned, and discussed these past weeks with how we are living with COVID-19 and rising social/justice movements (e.g. Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, etc.).
Who is APIDA
There are a number of terms that are used to denote Asian and Pacific Islander populations, including Asian Pacific American (APA), Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), and Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI). We use the term APIDA, which stands for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, as a pan-ethnic classification that intentionally includes South Asians (Desi) as part of the community. There is a great diversity of identities and ethnicities encompassed under the APIDA umbrella, including East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander. This term ultimately includes all people of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander ancestry who trace their origins to the countries, states, jurisdictions and/or the diasporic communities of these geographic regions.
Historically, APIDAs were grouped together by government classifications. There are conflicting views on the appropriateness of any classification or reference. While these communities use various names to describe themselves; these groupings are ultimately political and part of a dynamic, continuing process of self-determination and self-identification.
In the 2000 United States Census, the Federal Government defines “Asian American” to include persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. “Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander” includes Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian or Chamorro, Fijian, Tongan, or Marshallese peoples and encompasses the people within the United States jurisdictions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The previous “Asian and Pacific Islander” (API) category was separated into “Asian Americans” and “Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders” In our references, Desi countries of origin include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.