Diverse communities condemn ‘Muslim Ban’

Jan. 27, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President (Donald) Trump issued an executive order banning immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The executive order blocks nationals of seven majority-Muslim countries — Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Iraq — from entering the United States, suspends all refugees admissions […]

S.F. school board rescinds resolution excluding Asians

The San Francisco Board of Education formally rescinded a resolution Jan. 24 from 1906, which “excluded children of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ancestry from normal schools and restricted them to an ‘Oriental School,’” a statement issued by the board said. “The 1906 board resolution reflected an extremely racist time when the Japanese and Korean Exclusion […]

C(API)TOL CORRESPONDENT: AAPI political power on the rise in face of new threats

A few rays of hope for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders penetrated the dark shadow cast by hate crimes and the resurrection of the white supremacy movement following the presidential election in November. AAPI candidates won a historic number of races and broke new ground in communities where AAPI elected officials are few and far […]

Advocacy group calls for protection of mosques after derogatory letter

SAN JOSE — An Islamic advocacy group is calling on authorities to step up protection for mosques after a San Jose Islamic center received a derogatory letter in the mail this week. On the evening of Nov. 24, the Evergreen Islamic Center at 2486 Ruby Ave. received a letter, which addressed the center’s members as […]

Federal review of SFPD finds racial disparities in stops and searches, lack of accountability

A U.S. Department of Justice report released Oct. 12 found racial disparities in traffic stops and searches, problems in the handling of use of force incidents and a lack of transparency or analysis of office discipline cases in the San Francisco Police Department, among other issues. The report, produced by the department’s Community Oriented Policing […]

Asian American organizations demand apology from Fox News for ‘racist’ segment

The Asian American Journalists Association issued a statement Oct. 5 demanding an apology from Fox News for a segment on Chinese American voters. The Oct. 3 segment of “Watters’ World” on “The O’Reilly Factor”  “was billed as a report on Chinese Americans’ views on the U.S. presidential election but it was rife with racist stereotypes, […]

Republican politico uses racial slur

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) used a racial slur to refer to people of Japanese descent May 13 on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program while discussing his opposition toward the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s perspective on national security issues. “National defense and homeland security are issues that mean the most to me and there’s real […]

New racist text message scandal triggers review of 200+ criminal cases

The latest racist text scandal involving four San Francisco police officers, including one who now faces criminal charges, could affect more than 200 criminal cases, Public Defender Jeff Adachi said April 26. The messages, which were made public by District Attorney George Gascon late last month, emerged during a police department investigation into sexual assault […]

Adachi and ACLU call for stronger civil rights probes of police department

San Francisco’s public defender and the American Civil Liberties Union both called April 5 for independent governmental investigations into alleged racist text messages and use-of-force policies in the city’s Police Department. Public Defender Jeff Adachi asked California Attorney General Kamala Harris to undertake a state probe. Adachi said in a letter to Harris that a […]

Spectators shout racial slurs at Sacramento-area high school game

Student spectators from Oak Ridge High School, in Northern California’s El Dorado Hills, made racial taunts and other appearance-related insults against Asian American basketball players from C.K McClatchy High School during a recent play-off game between the two schools’ girls’ teams. The story gained attention when McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto posted a short clip from […]

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