Il conto, Biden ha detto, comes at a
,” pointing to one year since the Atlanta spa shootings and the 80th anniversary of the incarceration of
120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II
“I look forward, un giorno, to visiting the National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture with all of you,” Egli ha detto.
He thanked the members of Congress responsible for the bill, including Democratic Rep. Grace Meng of New York.
Biden was introduced by Vice President Kamala Harris, who talked about her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, chi “made sure that my sister Maya and I learned of the important, glorious history of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in America because that, ovviamente, is part of this history of America.”
Harris said Asian American history is both
“a story about heroes who shaped our nation for the better
” e “a story about some of our country’s darkest moments
,” including the Chinese Exclusion Act
, the killing of Vincent Chin
, gli Stati Uniti’ interment of Japanese Americans
, discrimination against South Asians following the September
11, 2001, terrorist attacks and
“today’s epidemic of hate.
“This is also American history,” Harris ha detto. “And we must teach it as it really happened so that we can learn from our best moments and learn from our darkest moments.”
“We must teach it as it really happened … so that we can fight ignorance, dispel misinformation, and work toward a future where all people can live without fear,” lei disse.
Di 24 milioni people in the US identified as Asian in the
, and the population is projected to reach 46 milioni
di 2060 — making them the nation’s fastest growing racial or ethnic group
Despite the President signing the bill into law
, it will likely be years before a national museum of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders opens for visitors
. Congress approved a plan to establish the National Museum of African American History and Culture in
2003, but it wasn’t until
2016 that the museum opened its doors to the public