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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.

Documenting Hate!

The web portal Stop AAPI Hate has become an essential tool in the fight against hate crimes and bias incidents.

Russians in California Become Targets of Hate

The war in Ukraine has led to an increase in attacks and verbal assaults targeting the state's Russian-speaking population.

Spanish Language Daily La Opinión on Its Coverage of LA City Council Scandal

Following criticism from the Oaxacan community, the paper's editor says its coverage of the scandal has sought to capture all voices.

‘Sadness, Disappointment, Anger’ — Indigenous Oaxacans Fight for Identity, Representation

Racist remarks by LA's Latino leadership cut to the core of efforts to promote greater civic pride among Indigenous Oaxacans, says one veteran organizer.

Nury Martinez and the Unmaking of the ‘Great Mexican City’

Author Richard Rodriguez says the political scandal rocking LA obscures a deeper question about how the city imagines itself now and in the future.

‘We Consider This Hate Speech’ — LA Ethnic Media Respond to Leaked Audio

Editors with Indigenous, Latino and Black papers in the city say remarks by council members have undermined their "moral standing" on issues of race.

On Latest LA City Hall Scandal, Democrats It’s Time to Meet the Moment

In one single instance, the worst fears of Blacks in Los Angeles were confirmed in graphic detail: the top Democratic leaders of the city are anti-Black.

‘Everyone is Angry’ – Ohio Attack Shatters Vietnamese Family, Community

The attack outside a Toledo bar left Phong Tran fighting for his life and the family and community around him deeply angered, says Tran's sister.

San Francisco Names Street to Honor ‘Grandpa Vicha’

The killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee in 2021 became a rallying cry for advocates denouncing the rising tide of anti-Asian hate.

Vietnamese American Has 5% Chance of Survival After Allegedly Racist Attack, Family Says

Phong Tran, 43, was attacked outside of a bar in Toledo, Ohio in what his family says was a racially motivated incident.

Safety Escorts for Older AAPIs

San Mateo County has approved a new program that will provide escorts to AAPI seniors who have been the targets of recent hate-fueled violence.


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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.