Does using the term "Asian American and Pacific Islander" make sense anymore?

By Harry Mok, San Francisco Chronicle |

Sure, people whose ancestors hail from Asia have a long history in the U.S., but nobody called them Asian Americans until 1968 when a group of UC Berkeley students and community activists coined the term as an attempt to unite disparate groups of Asians into a political and social force.

There are about 21 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders, 6% of the U.S. population. AAPIs are the fastest-growing demographic in the country and a voting bloc large enough now to influence elections.