Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month starts tomorrow, but don’t look for a state-sponsored celebration in Oklahoma.
The Department of Human Services puts on a party at the state Capitol to celebrate Hispanic and American Indian heritage months in the fall and black heritage month in February. That’s because DHS employees of those ethnicities spearheaded the events, said agency spokesman George Johnson Jr.
“If we had any employees of Asian descent come forward and take the leadership I’m sure that could be arranged,” Johnson said.
Almost 600 Asians work in state government, according to a recent report by the Office of Personnel Management. Any takers?
For more information about Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and lots of facts about Asians in the United States, click here.
Judy Gibbs Robinson, staff writer