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 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
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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.
November 23, 2022
The program seeks to gain participation and input from the city’s underserved populations, and residents have until November 30 to apply.
November 18, 2022
Experts say California’s public universities can offer a glimpse at a post-affirmative action admissions process.
November 8, 2022
Voters braved cold, wet weather across the Sacramento region Tuesday morning to vote in person or drop off their mail-in ballots for the 2022 midterm election.
November 4, 2022
The study, done by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program showed that Republicans who felt the 2020 election was “stolen” were also more likely to say that “having a strong leader was more important than having a democracy.”