by Latoya Peterson
Sandra Oh, George Takei, Kal Penn, and Yul Kwon all take a few minutes to explain what it means to be Asian American in the following YouTube Video produced by the Asia society.
My favorite segment was from George Takei, who said:
“I grew up behind the barbed wire fences of US Internment camps. What I remember is my father. He said, “Both the strength and the weakness of American democracy is in the fact that it is a true people’s democracy. It can be as great as a people can be but it can also be as fallible as people are.”
(Thanks to reader Ashley for sending this in!)