New York, NY (December 20, 2021) –
Committee of 100 has submitted comments for the record to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands in support of the creation of a Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Pacific American History. The submission follows Representative Grace Meng’s testimony in support of her bill to create the nation’s first museum dedicated to the cultures, contributions, challenges, and opportunities of Asian Pacific Americans.
Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100, offered these additional comments: “For too long, Chinese Americans and the AAPI community are seen as the perpetual foreigner – strangers in our own homeland. As the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, Asian Americans deserve a place on the National Mall that is representative of our contributions to the fabric of America. The rise in anti-Asian hate and violence reminds us of the malevolence of the “perpetual foreigner” stereotype, and continued education is vital to combat this trend. Committee of 100 strongly encourages and supports the passing of H.R. 3525 and the creation of a National Museum dedicated to Asian Pacific American history.”
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