In conjunction with a Diwali celebration, President Obama signed an executive order that reestablished an advisory committee and a White House initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The advisory committee was first established by President Clinton ten years ago, but was eliminated by President Bush in favour of a committee housed under the Department of Commerce that focused primarily on economic issues within the APIA community, ignoring other issues like healthcare, language and education.The post is by guest contributor Jenn from another great blog, Reappropriate, which is subtitled "Words of an Asian American Feminist." Gotta love it!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Executive Order Concerning Asian American Pacific Islanders