Stop Asian Hate

Balloon incident triggers more Asian hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent   SAN FRANCISCO – An Incident of a balloon flying over US airspace last year was another tool used by hatemongers to resort to Asian hate assaults. Whether it was a spy balloon as initially claimed…

A most important remembrance of an early victim of Asian hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – This week marks the third anniversary of the tragic killing of a very senior Asian American. While there have been a number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors who had met…

Fear remains a year after mass killings in cities with large AAPI communities

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – One year ago this week, two deadly hate crimes took place in California. One happened in Monterey Park and the other in Half Moon Bay. The first mass killing took place on January…

Remembering one of the earliest modern day cases of Asian hate

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO — It has been five years since an apparent case of Asian hate saw an 88-year-old grandmother mercilessly assaulted in a San Francisco park, with the injuries she sustained causing her eventual demise. In…

‘Hate’ cases surge in California; state agency bares plan to halt trend

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr SACRAMENTO – The California Commission on the State of Hate has released its first annual report mainly providing the Commission’s work to study and combat hate activity aimed at supporting a California free from hate….

San Francisco case that launched Stop Asian Hate finally gets trial date

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – A high-profile case considered as the spark that gave birth to the Stop Asian Hate movement finally moves forward with the trial date set for early next year. In January of 2021, Thai…

Pew Research study finds Asian Americans still face prejudice, discrimination

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – For most Asian Americans, facing prejudice and discrimination are considered an all-too-familiar part of life in the US, according to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center. According to an article…

Domestic violence problems brought to fore after being ‘silenced’ for decades

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SAN FRANCISCO – Prostitution is regarded by many historians as the oldest profession that had the stigma to many conservatives who would rather consider it as illegal and even punish the prostitutes for “peddling their…

Return of surveillance measure slammed by scores of Asian American groups

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent No less than 63 Asian American organizations recently sent a letter to Congress protesting the reauthorization of Section 702, a controversy-filled statute that they warn could be used to racially profile communities of color. A report…

One third of AAPI community faced racial abuse this year

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN DIEGO – It may come in many forms, but one out of three members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have faced racial abuse this 2023. According to a recent AP-NORC/AAPI data…