10 Asian American contributions that need more recognition

Asian Americans have largely been

erased from the history books used in elementary and secondary education.

Here are some contributions that

Asians and Asian Americans have made

in the U.S. over the last 200 years.

1. The Supreme Court ruled children born

in America to foreigners were U.S. citizens

because of Wong Kim Ark.

2. Some of the nation’s most iconic

buildings were designed by I.M. Pei.

3. Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh developed new gene probes that can detect cancer earlier than usual.

4. Amanda Nguyen wrote the Sexual

Assault Survivors’ Rights Act.

5. The ice cream cone was first popularized

by Syrian concessionaire Ernest A. Hamwi