Beyond black and white

It is our position that community diversity is more than a black and white issue. While the numbers as a whole may pale in comparison to Caucasians inhabiting the area, our community is slowly but surely becoming more diverse than ever before welcoming dozens of nationalities. Hamilton County is now home to one of the largest populations of Indian and Asian Americans in the state.

In addition to simply interacting with one another, exhibits such as the upcoming, Beyond Bollywood, also help to gain an understanding of one another’s heritage and values. Beyond Bollywood – Indian Americans Shape the Nation is a groundbreaking exhibit exploring the vibrant heritage, daily experience, and diverse political, professional and cultural contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants to shaping the United States. The exhibit is being organized by the Indian American Heritage Project of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. The organizers are searching for Indian Americans to be a part of the collective storytelling by sharing photos and stories. The exhibit opens in late 2013 at the National Museum of Natural History. To learn more about this project, visit www.apa.si.edu.