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California gets behind Lunar New Year

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed legislation that makes Chinese Lunar New Year a state holiday. The move recognizes the diversity of cultures that Asian Americans have brought to the US’ most populous state.

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Asian American Histories of the United States

SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2022 — Asia Society Northern California hosted Catherine Choy, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice at UC Berkeley and Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, for a discussion on her new book, Asian American Histories of the United States.

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Asian Hate in California and Massachusetts: Two Sides of the Same Coin

On an October night in Los Angeles, a riot of white Californians looted, shot and lynched any Chinese American they saw. “Fifteen stark, staring corpses hung ghastly in the moonlight, while six, seven, or eight others, mutilated, torn and crushed, lay in our streets, all of them Chinamen,” relayed a haunting statement the morning after.

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Poll: Asian Americans in SF feel city will get worse

A poll conducted by the San Francisco Chronicle found that Asian Americans were more pessimistic about San Francisco’s future than other racial and ethnic groups.As anti-Asian hate has risen throughout the pandemic, many Asian Americans have become worried about their safety. A Pew Research survey in early 2022 found that 63 percent of Asians they

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