The Chinese Exclusion Act
A new PBS documentary, co-directed by Ken Burns and Li-Shin Yu, both Emmy Award-winning filmmakers, explores the genesis and impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
The 1882 law was the "first and only immigration act" to bar individuals of a specific ethnicity from coming to the United States. Watch the trailer on PBS.
Challenges in the Workplace
SAPAAC members Buck Gee and Denise Peck author a new article in the Harvard Business Review, describing how "Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management" and a few ways to close the gap.
APA Heritage Month
Finally, as we close out Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, did you ever wonder where the term "Asian American" came from? Historians trace it back to 1968. The term "signaled a shared and interconnected history of immigration, labor exploitation and racism, as well as a common political agenda. It was also a pushback against the pejorative word 'Oriental.'" Find out more about this fascinating story on NBC.
Bonus points if you can guess when the U.S. Census first used the term "Asian American" or spot the SAPAAC member quoted in the article!
—For more, visit SAPAAC Issues & Advocacy http://www.sapaac.org/issuesandadvocacy