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Census matters amid coronavirus + Asian American discrimination complaints: Your AAPI Newsletter

It is Thursday, April 2, and this is The Sacramento Bee’s AAPI weekly newsletter.

Here’s a recap on the stories I recently covered and issues I’m following:

In just a week, an website launched March 19 for reporting cases of discrimination against Asians during the coronavirus pandemic has fielded more than 670 complaints, ranging from being spat on to being denied transportation.

Six out of 155 incidents in California happened in Sacramento and Roseville, a San Francisco State University professor said. All six respondents encountered verbal harassment at grocery stores and shopping centers. Some said they experienced people coughing and laughing behind their backs and looking at them with disgust.

“We want community members to know they are not alone. They can speak out and help stop the spread of bigotry,” experts said.”

Read the original article here!