Queens lawmaker introduces legislation to promote teaching of Asian Pacific American history in schools


In an effort to help combat continued bigotry and hate against Asian Americans, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Tuesday, May 4, that she is reintroducing legislation to promote the teaching and learning of Asian Pacific American history in schools across the United States. 

The Teaching Asian Pacific American History Act (H.R. 2283) seeks to provide an understanding of the history, contributions and experiences of Asian Pacific Americans to help eliminate the discrimination and prejudice that the Asian American community has been forced to endure not just over the past year, but for decades. These teachings include the many critical achievements and vast contributions that those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have made to the U.S., and the struggles and racism that has long been directed toward Asian Pacific Americans.