In contrast, President Trump decided to speak not to Asian Americans but for them.
During bad times, such as the Second World War or the collapse of the auto industry in the eighties, we are scapegoats.
This week, PBS airs the five-part documentary series “The Asian Americans,” an ambitious attempt to make Asian-American history accessible to a broader public.
The production team behind “The Asian Americans” was led by the award-winning documentarian Renee Tajima-Peña, and the episodes, which follow a chronological story, were directed by a collection of talented and experienced Asian-American filmmakers.
The members of Japanese-American 442nd Battalion sacrificed themselves for reasons that aren’t as legible so many decades later, with the perspective of history.