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.
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January 26, 2023
The play touches on themes of anti-Asian hate and othering as it follows one of the first Chinese women to immigrate to the United States. It will open at Capital Stage this weekend and run through Feb. 26.
January 23, 2023
In the wake of the shooting on the eve of Lunar New Year, state legislators are calling for stricter gun laws.
January 13, 2023
The citywide four mile march will return in person for the first time in two years; organizers say it will go on regardless of weather.
Advocates say the current parole process unfairly denies parole to Black and brown inmates as compared with white inmates; the Board of Parole Hearings disagrees
January 4, 2023
The Rancheria is asking members of the public to contact local police or the tribe if they find artifacts along the river.
December 27, 2022
From aspiring to end prison pipelines to wage increases and reproductive-rights protections, these new laws will affect change in the Golden State.
December 21, 2022
The lawsuit alleged the county was out of compliance with two state laws — the California Values Act and TRUTH Act — protecting immigrants from deportation.
December 14, 2022
CapRadio reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan spoke with Kao Ye Thao of Sacramento nonprofit Hmong Innovating Politics about what this win means for political representation.
December 8, 2022
Activists strongly oppose the expansion saying the county can better use the money for prevention efforts.
December 1, 2022
Commissioners heard an update on the state’s promised hate crimes hotline and will advise legislators on policy.