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Reporting on incidents of hate targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and efforts to address growing racial and ethnic divides. EMS’ Stop The Hate initiative is made possible with funding from the California State Library (CSL) in partnership with the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA). The views expressed on this website and other materials produced by EMS do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CSL, CAPIAA or the California government.

Life Lessons from a Chinese Restaurant

Writer Curtis Chin discusses his new memoir "Everything I Learned, I Learned In a Chinese Restaurant," on the PBS NewsHour.

‘You Don’t Look Chinese’ – How Bullying Shaped One Student’s Identity

For Jeannine Chiang, the bullying she faced in school taught her that there is still work to be done in the fight against racism and prejudice.

LGBTQ+ Advocates & Health Care Providers Release New Report

Report details policy recommendations to improve access to comprehensive health care & education for LGBTQ+ communities.

Palestinian Restaurant in San Francisco Targeted with Anti-Palestinian Graffiti

The owner of a Palestinian restaurant in San Francisco discovered intimidating anti-Palestinian graffiti outside his restaurant late last month.

Matthew Shepard’s Long Legacy

The parents of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was fatally attacked in 2009, spoke at a Hate Crimes Summit organized by the Justice Department.

‘Never Again’ Say Speakers at Monterey Park Memorial

Community leaders came together Jan. 19 to memorialize the worst mass shooting in Los Angeles County history.

Asian Health Services Offers Mental Health Support for Myanmar Refugees

The Burmese/Myanmar community in the US is burdened with trauma, but few culturally appropriate mental health resources are available.

Overnight Shooting Casts Pall Over Memorial for Farmworkers in Half Moon Bay

The memorial focused on efforts to improve conditions for farmworkers since last year's shooting, even as another shooting 24 hours earlier underscored ongoing safety concerns.

For Asian Americans, January Brings Memories of Tragedy and Hope for Change

Memorials for those killed in attacks targeting Asian Americans are a reminder of the pain and of how activists are turning tragedy into a chance for real change.

Spree of Hate Crimes Targets Bay Area Hindu Temples

A spree of vandalism at Hindu temples in the San Francisco Bay Area has put the local Hindu community on edge.

LA Event Spotlights LGBTQ+ Anxiety Over Anti-Immigrant Measures

Over 150 people gathered recently in Los Angeles for an event highlighting rising fears within the LGBTQ+ community around anti-immigrant legislation.

Jewish Groups Resist GOP Treatment of Muslim Court of Appeals Nominee

Jewish groups say Republican lawmakers inappropriately grilled a Muslim judicial nominee about his views on terrorism, Israel and antisemitism.

Hmong Diaspora Grieves Death of Tou Ger Xiong

The Hmong diaspora worldwide have lost a one-of-a-kind, modern day hero in Tou Ger Xiong, said Mee Moua, his close friend and former Minnesota State Senator.

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School Bullying: How it Fuels a Culture of Hate

We examine what's happening with bullying in schools today, who the prime targets and perpetrators are, and to what extent bullying incubates a culture of hate in the wider society.