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Stop the Hate

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.

These Congressmen Saw Chinese Spies Where None Existed

Three U.S. Congressmen set off alarm bells after a major land deal near a military base in Solano County, CA raised fears of Chinese spies.

API Equity Budget in Jeopardy as California Faces $20 Billion Deficit

The state’s $247 million API Equity Budget may not be renewed as California faces an unprecedented $22 billion budget deficit.

Activists Launch Hunger Strike Urging Passage of Caste Equity Bill in CA

SB 403 would add caste as a protected class to the California Civil Rights Act. Gov. Newsom has until Oct. 14 to sign the legislation.

AAPIs in Indiana Fear Being Targets 6 Months After Knife Attack on Chinese American Student

Asian Americans in Indiana say an attack on a Chinese student in Bloomington earlier this year created a stronger sense of solidarity within the community.

How ChimeTV Breaks AAPI Representation Barriers

ChimeTV is breaking barriers to AAPI representation in entertainment by playing a different game than the platform’s streaming competition.

Haunted By Half Moon Bay Shooting – Chinese Farmworkers Search for a Way Back 

Six months since the shooting, a handful of Chinese farmworkers here are struggling to regain their footing in a community where few knew they existed.

Calexico Residents Launch Recall Effort to Oust City’s First Trans Mayor

The campaign is being spearheaded by a former mayor of the city who insists it is not about the current mayor's trans identity, though online attacks say otherwise.

Has Anti-Asian Hate Crime Really Decreased?

A new report from the California Department of Justice notes that hate crimes against Asian Americans have dramatically dropped since last year. But civil rights advocates say the data does not accurately reflect the threats the community continues to face.

California awards Asian American Media Inc $160,000

Both grants originate from the California State Library and will fund work on lost neighborhoods and Stop the Hate.

Breaking the Chains of Fear: Empowering Muslim and Arab Americans to Speak Up and Report Hate Crimes

A new resource in California is aiming to make it easier for communities to report incidents of hate, easing fears that often prevent victims from coming forward.

The Role of Education in Eradicating Hate

At a briefing held by the ACT Against Hate Alliance, high school and university student leaders shared their experiences promoting inclusivity in academic environments throughout their communities.

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Hate Escalates at the Border: Setting the Stage for 2024

Our panel discuss what is going on at the border in Texas, a new lawsuit against limiting migrants ability to file for asylum, and what these actions portend for a new presidential election in 2024.