Race and Equity Reporter
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.
Hmong residents connect at Sacramento’s community gardens, but want more city support to grow more food
October 6, 2021
A new survey by CapRadio and Valley Vision Sacramentans of color were most likely to want a community garden, but least likely to be able to access one.
Orangevale Resident Nakia Porter Says Solano County Deputies Knocked Her Unconscious. She's Now Filed Federal Charges.
September 16, 2021
A federal lawsuit was filed last month, and now the Sacramento NAACP and others are asking Attorney General Rob Bonta to look into the sheriff’s deputies involved.
September 14, 2021
Voters across the Sacramento region shared their thoughts as they went to drop off ballots or cast their vote in the 2021 gubernatorial recall election.
Latinos in Woodland Were Hit Hard During The Pandemic. Here’s What They’re Thinking About The Recall.
September 12, 2021
The Latino community in Woodland carry the experience of significant job loss, illnesses and deaths due to the pandemic into California’s gubernatorial recall election.
As Sacramento Welcomes A New Wave Of Afghan Refugees, Housing And Mental Health Struggles Could Be Challenges
August 25, 2021
As many as 1,700 Afghan refugees are expected to arrive in Sacramento before the end of the year. Resettlement agencies say they'll need help to acclimate once they arrive.
August 23, 2021
When the Taliban swifty overtook Afghanistan earlier this month as American military pulled out of the country, many in Sacramento began fearing for their family and friends abroad.
August 16, 2021
Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans currently have some of the highest vaccination rates in Sacramento, according to county data. But organizers fear those numbers may be overinflated.
August 5, 2021
The plan would expand Sacramento’s housing capacity for unhoused people through a variety of options. But questions remain about the equitable distribution of sites and what happens after people cycle through temporary housing.
The Paycheck Protection Program Was Meant To Help Places Of Worship In Need. In Sacramento, It Mostly Helped Ones In White Neighborhoods.
August 2, 2021
Religious institutions in Sacramento’s white neighborhoods received nearly three times as much money from the Paycheck Protection Program as those in non-white neighborhoods, a CapRadio investigation found.
July 30, 2021
The alt-weekly's 19,000 square foot space on Del Paso Boulevard will soon become a library and community hub for the North Sacramento community.