March 4, 2021

Curbing Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander Hate with Cynthia Choi (Our America with Julian Castro)

Since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in the US, over 3,000 attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been reported – with many targeting the Bay Area’s elderly population. Misinformation, fear, and politicians’ racist rhetoric tied to COVID’s origins in China have only fueled the sometimes fatal violence against AAPI communities across the country. Cynthia Choi of Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese For Affirmative Action joins us to talk about scapegoating, the data collected on these verbal and physical attacks, and the pressing need for community-led, intersectional public safety initiatives.
March 2, 2021

Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans Spiked by 150% in Major US Cities (Voice of America)

In a troubling report released last month, Stop AAPI Hate said 126 of the incidents involved Asian Americans over the age of 60. “These violent assaults have a devastating impact on our community as they are part of an alarming rise in anti-Asian American hate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” co-founders of STOP AAPI Hate said in a February 9 statement.
February 27, 2021

As Attacks Against Asian Americans Spike, Jeremy Lin Pushes for Action (Washington Post)

“Something is changing in this generation of Asian Americans," said Lin. "We are tired of being told that we don’t experience racism, we are tired of being told to keep our heads down and not make trouble,” Lin, who plays for the NBA G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, wrote in an Instagram post Thursday. “We are tired of being invisible, of being mistaken for our colleague or told our struggles aren’t as real.”
February 24, 2021

CAA Immigration Roundtable: the Future of Biden’s Immigration Bill Is Uncertain

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021,, if passed, would offer a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. “The good thing about this bill is that it is inclusive and it addresses the concerns of all immigrants,” said panelist Amy Lee, “whether they’re DACA recipients trying to apply for jobs, or immigrants trying to petition their siblings or parents in other countries to come to the United States.”