Asian Americans In California

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
Booker T. Washington

"那些最幸福的人是那些為他人做得最多的人" -華盛頓

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Booker T. Washington

More than 9,000 anti-Asian incidents have been reported since the pandemic began ranging from racial slurs to physical assaults. Asian Americans have reported being beaten, spit on, and taunted solely because of their race. Although lawmakers, activists, and community groups have tried to push back after the initial wave of physical and verbal attacks, not enough is being done. There is a lack of awareness about the frequency and severity of anti-Asian hate crimes and a lack of a comprehensive yet nuanced approach.
AAINCA is dedicated to heightening awareness of anti-Asian hate crimes; helping victims report incidents of hate crimes; seeking out justice through civil and criminal penalties and advocating for Asian Americans who don’t know where to turn to for help. AAINCA is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by community leaders with the heart, vision, and compassion to help Asian Americans who are bullied or attacked based on unique cultural, religious, and language barriers.
We provide free legal services for a wide range of legal needs. AAINCA will accompany you to immigration court hearings in a show of solidarity and to help ease the anxiety of interacting with the legal system. We offer a wide array of full and limited-scope legal representation, free counseling sessions, parenting groups, and literacy clubs for children.
Our mission is to be a voice for the Asian American community and provide greater awareness and assistance against bigotry, harassment, and violence. We strive to promote a free and just society where Asian Americans can be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.

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Cancer burden facing Asian Americans partly caused by racism, experts say

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published a commentary today on the significant cancer disparities facing Asian Americans. The article is authored by seven researchers from across the country who participated in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Center of Excellence “Conversations on Cancer” held on July 29, 2021. The virtual…

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‘Focused on healing’: Denver apologizes for anti-Chinese race riot

On Saturday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock apologized to descendants of early Chinese immigrants for the Colorado capital’s complicity in “nearly a century of violence and discrimination.” That included an anti-Chinese race riot on Oct. 31, 1880, which likely began as a saloon altercation between Chinese and white laborers. An estimated 3,000 to 5,000 locals swarmed Chinatown,…

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‘Diluting the Asian vote’

A myriad of Asian eateries and strip malls dot the San Gabriel Valley, a cultural hub that boasts a strong multiethnic Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The latest redistricting efforts in California, however, have effectively decreased AAPI political representation in the eastern part of the valley, eliciting mixed reactions.AAPI history here runs deep. The…

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Harvard EdCast: The Need for Asian American History in Schools

Stewart Kwoh believes education is the best tool to fight back against ongoing anti-Asian American violence and damaging stereotypes. As co-executive director of the Asian American Education Project, Kwoh has been dedicated to developing curriculums and trainings for educators. Despite many of the lesson plans and tools being available for free, Kwoh admits it has…

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.