Political Empowerment: Why We Need to Redefine Asian American Success
Speaker: Karthick Ramakrishna
Asian Americans are the fastest growing populations in the United States, and much of this new growth is driven by immigration from China and India. Asian Americans tend to be highly educated and have high incomes, but they also have the lowest rates of civic and political participation. This is a major problem that needs our concerted attention. Civic engagement is critically important, not only for the protection and empowerment of our communities, but also for developing the “soft skills” that can help employees break the bamboo ceiling.