One of the critical dilemmas is the question of Asian America. I wrestle with it at a personal level. In pending posts, it may be helpful to understand where I'm coming from. My belief is we have, at a minimum, a quintilateral identity. In no particular order:
* As Americans
* As members of our individual ethnicity (Lao American, Japanese American, Hmong American, Tai Dam American, Chinese American etc.)
* As Asian Americans (Or APIAs, APAs, etc. or even American Asians)
* As individuals upon whom our culture and/or self/imposed identification has no effect.
* As citizens of the world/universe. As human beings.
I'm certain there are other states as well. There are complex politics of identification at play here. A hundred different boxes we can be put into. Some we climb into willingly, others, less so.
This model of course may not work for other people, but it's something I bear in mind.