Yes, AAPI have contributed to the country. They have been living here for years.
I celebrate them with food and skincare.
We have Asian Americans developed great skin care like Live Tinted, Tower 28, Glow Recipe, just to name a few.
Great stories like the Joy Luck Club (which was a book).
Islander Pacific is also a rich culture that we need to know more about. I feel they do not receive enough recognition.