YouTube APIA Month Tribute: “Asians Rock: What’s Your Story?”

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!)

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