Asian American Communities
Watch selections of streaming media capturing stories of diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. AANHPI people in America represent approximately 50 ethnic groups speaking over 100 different languages, most with ties to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries. “Asian American” is a political term with roots in American ethnic studies movements of the 1960s. Some argue for its disaggregation to specify the complex identities and lived experiences it encompasses and oversimplifies. This collection of PBS and PBS Wisconsin programs is a starting point to learn about diverse AANHPI identities, as well as the proliferation of and struggle against anti-Asian hate and violence.