Go Obama! Diversity!
President Barack Obama lit a lantern at the White House to mark the Indian festival of light, Diwali, and signed an executive order restoring a commission to address issues of concern to the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will bring leaders from 23 agencies together to eliminate health, education and economic disparities between the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and the rest of the population. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will chair the commission. Approximately 150 Asian Americans were on hand to participate in the celebration.
Obama also mentioned his Asian and Pacific Islander ties. His half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng’s father was Indonesian, and she is married to a Chinese American.
Source Times of India. Photograph SnapsIndia