On Diwali, Obama Can Bring Real Change to AAPI Community [VIDEO]

by Cindy Von Quednow, intern for Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Days after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama lit a diya at the White House in celebration of Diwali, a light festival practiced by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Indian Buddhists. The diya was lit after the president signed an executive order restoring a commission that will actually talk about issues that affect the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.