President Obama Salutes Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote address at the APAICS 18th Annual Gala Dinner (May 8, 2012)

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote address at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) 18th Annual Gala Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This afternoon, the President traveled across town to the Annual Gala for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.

There, he spoke about one of the common threads that unites us all as Americans:

We've gone through some tough years because of this extraordinary recession and we've still got a long way to go. But we will get there. We will arrive at that destination where every child born in America regardless of race, creed, color, is going to have a chance. We're going to do that together -- because in this country, we look out for each other. We fight for each other. If somebody is suffering through injustice or inequality, we take up their cause as if it was our own. That's the story of America. 

Read the full remarks here.

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