Race and Equity Reporter
Sacramento has long been a hub for immigrants, and the city is one of the state’s most diverse. In many ways, immigrants and people of color have shaped the Sacramento that we live in today. But at the same time, these communities also tend to be areas of disinvestment and ones that are often on the frontlines of gentrification. They’re often overlooked by not just government, but also media.
As CapRadio’s Race and Equity reporter, I focus on reporting on racial inequity in Sacramento and the way in which policy unequally impacts historically underserved communities. As a child of immigrants, I feel particularly passionate about giving voice to these issues.
I’d like to hear from you: What stories around these communities do you think we haven’t told yet?
Let me know below.
The NAACP and Black Lives Matter Sacramento will host a car caravan in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday
January 14, 2022
The physically-distanced event will remember Dr. King’s dream and legacy, and also be held in solidarity with the fight for federal voting rights legislation.
Without guidance from Sacramento county health officials, restaurants take individual approaches to worker safety amid omicron surge
January 13, 2022
Sacramento County announced that they would not be enforcing measures for businesses during this surge. Some Sacramento restaurants have closed for an extended break; others continue indoor dining.
January 4, 2022
Out of nearly 3 million reported vehicle and pedestrian stops, racial and gender disparities were shown.
The Tower Bridge's motor is broken, and large boats along the Sacramento River can't pass underneath
December 23, 2021
The motor that lifts the middle portion of the bridge to let boats pass underneath is currently waiting on parts to repair.
December 23, 2021
The novelist and writer born in Sacramento and who famously described the city as “the Midwest of California” died on Thursday in New York at age 87.
December 22, 2021
Advocates honored over 50 more people than at last year’s event while calling for permanent housing, saying many of the deaths were preventable.
Interview: Incoming Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester on being the first woman to run the department
December 16, 2021
Kathy Lester will be Sacramento's first female police chief when Daniel Hahn retires later this year. She said she plans to continue Hahn's work, but will also head a department that is mostly white and has been accused of racial bias.
Sacramento will require government meetings to begin with recognition of Indigenous and tribal land rights
December 14, 2021
This recognition of all tribes that have inhabited the Sacramento city region was approved by City Council Dec. 14.
December 10, 2021
Kathy Lester, a 27-year veteran of the department, will take over for Chief Daniel Hahn, the city’s first Black police chief who announced his retirement in the summer.
December 9, 2021
The task force heard from experts about how the building of state highways and investment in certain forms of transportation have disproportionately hurt African Americans in California.