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Huff no more: Mountain View Whisman board renames school after Amy Imai

Name change has been in the works since the racist views of Huff’s namesake came to light   MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Mountain View Whisman School District is dropping Huff Elementary School’s namesake after the school board voted unanimously last week to rename the school after Amy Imai, a Japanese American woman with strong […]

Push for K-12 Asian American studies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When the Asian American Student Union at a Connecticut high school organized a Zoom call following the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta, senior Lily Feng thought maybe 10 or 15 classmates would attend. When she logged on, more than 50 people from her school were online. By the call’s end, […]

Man who stabbed Asian American charged with attempted murder

A man arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 94-year-old Asian American woman in San Francisco in an unprovoked attack has been charged with attempted murder, the city’s top prosecutor announced June 18. Daniel Cauich, 35, was also charged with battery causing serious bodily injury and elder abuse, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said. Cauich’s […]

Justices defer Harvard case on race in college admissions

WASHINGTON — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices on June 14 put off a decision about whether they will hear an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants, […]

Man arrested for allegedly grabbing teenage girl

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Redwood City police arrested a 35-year-old man last week for allegedly grabbing a teenage girl in a coffee shop, the Redwood City Police Department said June 21. Officers responded around 6:45 p.m. June 18 to the Teaspoon coffee, tea and dessert bar at 2361 Broadway after receiving reports that the man, […]

More Americans believe anti-Asian hate rising

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 60% of Americans say discrimination against Asian […]

FBI releases ads asking hate crime victims to come forward

SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI’s San Francisco office launched a publicity campaign to encourage the victims of hate crimes to come forward, federal officials announced May 6. The bureau placed an ad on a city train that reads “Speak Up, Be Heard, Report Now. Report Hate Crimes to the FBI.” The ad also lists a […]

SamTrans featuring anti-racism artwork on buses, shelters

SamTrans launched a series of anti-racism artwork the first week of June that is being displayed on the transit agency’s buses and shelters around San Mateo County. Calling it an “effort to show its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion” following increasing numbers of hate crime attacks on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, […]

Man charged with hate crime for threats against Asian postal worker

DALY CITY, Calif. — A 26-year-old Oakland man has been charged for an alleged hate crime in Daly City against a U.S. Postal Service worker who is an Asian American, San Mateo County prosecutors said June 8. Lamont Demetrius West Verdon was charged with making criminal threats with a hate crime enhancement as well as […]

California’s first Gen-Z legislator brings progressive priorities to Assembly

When he isn’t in Sacramento, Assemblyman Alex Lee still lives with his mom in North San Jose, something he said he refuses to be ashamed of. “There are people that … like to make fun of me about but I’m like ‘look, this is the reality of probably your kids too,’” Lee, 25, said in […]

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