We now have the new President Elect Barack Obama. I believe that with his victory, our victory, we will see a change to come in this country that has been unforeseen. He is already making waves around the world in regards to equal treatment among the races. For example in France crowds of people were yelling at the top of their lungs “OUI NOUS POUVONS!” Which translates as, “YES WE CAN!” France is now looking very closely at their own poor race relations in their country and they want to do something about it more than ever before.
I am looking forward to such changes in our own country, the United States of America. There are still thousands of cases of blatant discrimination that so many minorities experience at their homes, at stores, or in their places of work. Institutionalized racism is very dangerous in that many times it is very hard to prove and that there is also nothing worse than someone keeping you down on the totem pole due to your race, ethnicity, or nationality making you starve economically. I really have great hopes that President Elect Obama and his administration will not only bring about tidal waves of change for race relations, but also economic, education, and many other types of change that we are thirsting for in the America of the 21st century.
Audrey Choi has been selected as the new economic committee head advisor. Her appointment is only the beginning. There are a couple thousand appointments that are available in the new Obama administration. Applications are pumping out of the APA community to grab these appointments to stand by President Elect Obama in being a part of changing the United States into a country unrivaled. Asians have such a strong, beautiful history that they have contributed with great honor to the United States of America. They shed their blood, sweat, and tears building America’s railroad system, offering Americans their services with the various businesses they opened, and serving in our military protecting our country from our enemies. It is only natural that Asian Americans are a part of the system that rules this great country of the United States of America.
Dale Minami, a member of Obama’s Asian American Pacific Islander Executive Committee, gave his suggestion for Cabinet-level appointments for APAs that would lead in some departments. They are “Honda (D-San Jose) at the Department of Education, former San Jose Congressman and Presidential Cabinet veteran Norman Mineta at a variety of posts, Illinois Veterans Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth at the head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, former Washington Governor Gary Locke as attorney general, U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki or Major General Antonio Taguba as head of the Department of Defense, and longtime U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye as ambassador to Japan.
To learn more about APA appointments in the Obama administration, please click on the following link here: Focus on APA Appointments in Obama Administration