For my entire life, I have been told by teachers, friends and textbooks that Asians do not count as an oppressed minority group in the United States.
In social science classes like sociology and criminology, Asians are rarely included in statistics about issues facing minorities in the United States.
The native people were conquered and colonized by the Spanish and fought for by the Dutch, the British, the United States and the Japanese.
In 1946, they were finally granted independence by the United States to create their own government.
Asians are minorities, and until their struggles are recognized as the struggles of a minority group, we will never see true racial equality and justice.