Posted by Jordan DeAngelo
On July 15th 2015, Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal announced his presidential campaign, becoming yet another member of the crowded Republican field. Interestingly enough, Jindal is the only Asian American presidential candidate between both parties. Despite being the fastest growing demographic in the United States along with comprising 6% of the population, Asian Americans haven’t been represented by a member of their own in presidential elections. Considering that Bobby Jindal is the second Asian American to run for president from a major party since Hiram Fong in 1964, one might wonder how well he represents the Asian American community in both his personal views about race and his policy stances.
The Youth Advisory Council, a project of Asian Pacific
Islander Legal Outreach, aims to advocate against domestic/dating
violence in the Asian/Pacific Islander community, educate their peers about API community issues,
and support APILO’s legal programming through workshops, awareness events,
volunteering, and media arts projects.