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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.

Citing National Security, Texas Lawmakers Target Asian, Immigrant Communities

A raft of bills from Republican lawmakers in Texas would prohibit Chinese and other foreign nationals from attending higher ed and buying property in the state.

Recent Mass Shootings Deepen Stigma Around Mental Health for Asian Americans

The focus on mental health in recent mass shootings in California heighten cultural taboos among Asian Americans around seeking help.

Making Public Transit Safer — A ‘Massive Intersection of Crises’

The rash of hate crimes, growing numbers of homeless and mentally ill, and a lack of trust in law enforcement have led to more unsafe conditions on public transit.

Shooting Victim in Los Angeles Says Suspect Was ‘Looking for Jewish People’

A day after he was shot walking home from morning prayers, Guy Taieb was back at services Friday morning.

Seattle City Council Poised to Pass Nation’s First Ban on Caste Discrimination

The resolution has Indian Americans divided over whether it would in fact end discrimination, and whether such discrimination even exists.

No Tolerance for Intolerance: Law Enforcement Vets Explore Strategies to Combat Hate Crimes

The ACT Against Hate Alliance brought together some heavy hitters from law enforcement to discuss strategies for combatting the recent rise in hate crimes.

Should Violent Acts Against Homeless People Be Hate Crimes?

As the nation grapples with a rise in hate crimes targeting racial, religious and gender groups, people in one Northern California city say they are being targeted for a different reason: because they are homeless.

Could Mental Health Interventions Have Averted Two Mass Shootings?

Mental health professionals who work in the AAPI community say cultural taboos prevent many from seeking treatment, allowing illnesses to deepen over time.

In California, A Long and Pivotal History of Interracial Marriage

While racial hate continues to rise, the epic story in California--where interracial marriages surpass national figures--is one of love across color lines.

The Long, Overlooked History of Lunar New Year in the US

Asian Americans have developed Lunar New Year traditions inflected by immigration, international relations, and complicated relations with US society.

Major Metropolitan Areas Did Not Submit Data to FBI, Causing Severe Undercount of Hate Crimes

Several major law enforcement regions did not submit data for the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Reports, which led to a dramatic under-count of hate crimes.


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Imagining LA as a Multicultural City — Writers and Community Leaders Share their Perspectives

Our panel will explore how Los Angeles can move on from the explosive leaked audio scandal of three Latino City Council members.