Richard Aoki, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. He was Japanese American. What many people fail to realize is that Asian Americans were just as involved in the Civil Rights Movement as African Americans. In watching African Americans expose institutional racism and government hypocrisy, Asian Americans began to identify the ways in which they, too, had faced discrimination in the U.S.
The irony is that it is the pride of many Asian and Asian-American cultures not to settle for anything less than they deserve... It is hard to imagine that some have not gotten what they deserve, especially in an age when diversity in Asians & Asian-Americans is seen as the difference between straight-laced, straight-A geniuses and lazy, A- slackers. There are still those facing deeper problems that are dismissed or overlooked.
Anna May Wong in Großstadtschmetterling, 1929.~~American actress, the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American to become an international star. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.