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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March 8, 2023
A study conducted by the advocacy group Latinos LEAD found that Latinos make up only about 10% of members of nonprofit boards.
March 3, 2023
“Not everything is about a check:" Task force members will deliberate on the many ways California could pay reparations to Black descendants of slavery.
February 24, 2023
The festival is centered around the historic Bok Kai Temple, built to honor a water god that was believed to have protected the city.
February 16, 2023
Suggestions for how the state can atone for the legacy of slavery and its impact include targeted funding for schools and homeownership, among others.
February 13, 2023
The bill would seek to better protect vulnerable groups, including people of color and women who ride public transit in Sacramento, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and other localities.
January 30, 2023
Dozens of friends and family members came to Regency Community Skate Park to remember Tyre Nichols, who loved to skateboard. Nichols, a former Sacramento resident, was killed by Memphis police earlier this month.
January 26, 2023
The play touches on themes of anti-Asian hate and othering as it follows one of the first Chinese women to immigrate to the United States. It will open at Capital Stage this weekend and run through Feb. 26.
January 23, 2023
In the wake of the shooting on the eve of Lunar New Year, state legislators are calling for stricter gun laws.
January 13, 2023
The citywide four mile march will return in person for the first time in two years; organizers say it will go on regardless of weather.
Advocates say the current parole process unfairly denies parole to Black and brown inmates as compared with white inmates; the Board of Parole Hearings disagrees