"The inadequacy of the term 'Asian American'" - Vox. 05/05/2021

Sela Panapasa, MiCDASela Panapasa, associate research scientist at the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA), says that Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have long been overlooked — something that lumping them into a larger Asian American category only exacerbates: “And who wants to be invisible, as a PI myself?”

Vox examines the “Asian American” label that aspires to unify a wide range of communities with common cause and shared experiences. But many feel it flattens and erases entire cultures.


Sela Panapasa