Asian Americans are typecast as successful students, but new report finds troubling gaps

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LOS ANGELES — Asian Americans are often seen as successful students, but the stereotype masks “incredibly disconcerting” gaps in college outcomes among the multiple ethnic groups who make up the larger community in California, according to a new report released Tuesday. Among the first-year, full-time students who entered the University of California in 2013, six-year

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Hate crime surged 33% in California; Crimes against Asian Americans up 178%

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Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year, following a similar spike in hate-driven attacks the year prior and confirming what officials have been hearing anecdotally since the pandemic began, the state's attorney general said Tuesday.Attorney General Rob Bonta said that crimes against

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Asian American and Pacific Islander enrollment plummeted at California’s community colleges

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Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Dive Brief: Enrollment of Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students in California's community colleges dropped 20% from fall 2019 to fall 2021, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to

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‘Epidemic of hate’: Anti-Black and Asian bias fuel California hate

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Video of attacks involving Asian American victims, particularly seniors, went viral last year with San Francisco police in January reporting an astonishing 567% increase in reported crimes from the previous year. The initial count showed 60 victims in 2021, up from nine in 2020. Half of last year’s victims were allegedly targeted by one man. Still not all criminal attacks carry a hate crime charge since prosecutors need to prove the suspect was motivated by bias.

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New report highlights key findings on the health, mental health, and social service needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California

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This health, mental health, and social service needs report uses currently available data to benchmark the current health, mental health and social service needs for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in California.

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Controversy over Asian American education embroils Capitol

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Move over, ethnic studies and “woke math” — there’s a new education controversy in California. A bill that would encourage schools to teach students in grades 1 through 12 about Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions to the history of California and America has stalled in the state Legislature — despite bipartisan support

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As hate crimes against Asian Americans rise, a California neighborhood takes action

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: A 64-year-old grandmother assaulted and robbed. A 52-year-old woman shot in the head with a flare gun. Researchers say hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have soared. Business and civil rights groups have been demanding that something change. And in one California neighborhood, it did. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports from Oakland.

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Why is a Bill to Encourage Schools to Teach Asian American and Pacific Islanders History Meeting Resistance?

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A bill to encourage schools to adopt a course of study related to Asian American and Pacific Islanders History for grades 1-12 is strangely meeting resistance in the Legislature. Senate Bill 1363 by Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), would encourage school districts to include in their curriculum the contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals

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As hate crimes against Asian Americans rise, a California neighborhood takes action

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:A 64-year-old grandmother assaulted and robbed. A 52-year-old woman shot in the head with a flare gun. Researchers say hate crimes targeting Asian Americans have soared. Business and civil rights groups have been demanding that something change. And in one California neighborhood, it did. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports from Oakland.

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