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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/22/2021 03:49 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/22/2021 03:49 PM
Expires: 01/01/2026 12:00 AM
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$1.4M Included in CA Budget Bill to Help Address Surge in Hate Against Asian Americans

Sacramento, CA...In response to the recent wave of hate incidents targeting Asian Americans, California lawmakers today approved $1.4 million in state funding to bolster the research and reporting work underway that is tracking this concerning trend. The Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (APILC) lauds the efforts of Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, who secured the appropriation as part of AB 85, a fiscal measure providing additional resources for California’s ongoing pandemic response.





“The history of the Asian American Pacific Islander community in the United States has been punctuated by times of racism and hate including the Chinese Exclusion Act, the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americas in World War II, the murder of Vincent Chin, hate crimes against Sikhs after 9/11, and most recently, attacks and murder of API seniors incited by racist rhetoric about the COVID pandemic,’ said Dr. Richard Pan, APILC Chair. “I am grateful that California will be funding data collection and research at UCLA to address racism and hate against the API community thanks to the leadership of Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting.”

Asian Americans have been wrongly blamed for the coronavirus and have increasingly been subjected to racist behavior. As cases escalated, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting website nearly a year ago. They have been tracking incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination and child bullying against Asians and Pacific Islanders in California and the United States. In the last month, the Bay Area has particularly seen more and more attacks directed toward seniors – one 84-year-old man died as a result of his injuries.

“The rise in hate incidents against Asian Americans during the pandemic is alarming. But, we can’t solve a problem without knowing how big it is. New state funding allows the data gathering to continue, and the research will ultimately lead us to solutions that will make all communities safer,” said Ting.

Through 2020, more than 2,800 incidents have been logged. Of that, more than 1,200 occurred in California. It is widely believed the numbers are under-reported, as many victims distrust the government and are reluctant to come forward.

Nonetheless, tracking is still important and the new state funding ensures that continues. Data is critical for law enforcement and our community as they try to put a stop to the violence. The information gathered will help us move past this dark chapter in American history, spurring accountability and action to bring about justice and peace.

AB 85 awaits the Governor’s signature.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-22 15:50:38   By: Anonymous
 
It’s all because trump f u c k u p America

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-22 16:29:47   By: Anonymous
     
    How long will it take for the "Orange man bad" crowd to realize the vast majority of those who voted for him was for his POLICIES. Many of us detested his tweets and antics almost as much as you did. His POLICIES did however give businesses and people at least a chance of making America Great Again.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-22 20:40:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Wi Too Lo

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        Re: WI too lo
        Posted on: 2021-02-22 22:18:03   By: Anonymous
         
        A prime example of the ignorance of tpt reader and certain Calaveras County residents.

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          Re: WI too lo
          Posted on: 2021-02-23 05:04:53   By: Anonymous
           
          It's actually Joe who is making America great again. In the month since he's taken over the stock indices are through the roof, new records daily. Where's all the whining about that? Anyone? Why aren't you all bragging on all the money you're making with Joe?

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      Re: Trump policies
      Posted on: 2021-02-22 22:16:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Lame excuse.
      The behavior of Trump speaks louder than his policies.

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        Re: Trump policies
        Posted on: 2021-02-23 05:20:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump's policies put 500,000 Americans in their graves and lead to the only violent overthrow attempt of our government in our nation's history. Why would you vote for any of that?

        I'll NEVER vote for another Republican as long as I live.

        ----- X Repub

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-22 16:15:18   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks, Trump. It was never the "Chinese Virus" but one first documented in Wuhan. If you lack the compassion for others elsewhere, please understand we now live in a global society and whatever happens to one of us anywhere in the world can affect us all. Even after we tamp down the existing COVID through vaccinations, t's just a matter of time before the next virus or mutated version emerges; it behooves the United States to be part of the greater, cooperative solution.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-22 17:31:40   By: Anonymous
     
    STFU and get a life!

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      Re: Mental Disorders
      Posted on: 2021-02-22 18:17:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Certainly the democrat answer for everything is bigger government and more taxpayer money. So, am I to understand that 1.4 million will end racism against Asians? Liberalism is a mental disorder as per Michael Savage.

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        Re: Mental Disorders
        Posted on: 2021-02-22 20:03:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Bigger gov? Really ? What a joke did you see what happened under trumpy with spending? Make Amerikkka bloated again would be a better slogan. MABA.
        Anyway he is gone and NY IS GOING TO ROAST HIS BUTT is what I think will happen.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 06:50:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Why is Chinese virus is bad to say but U.K. variant isn't ?

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    Re: Global Society
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 08:02:04   By: Anonymous
     
    It's hard for many in this county to think globally when they never leave this county.
    To make matters worse, these same people blame society's problems on people of color. It doesn't matter that their white brethren take from the welfare system the same as the nonwhites.
    NonChristian.
    Immigrants.
    Non white.
    There is always somebody beneath them that cause the problem this country faces.
    Americans need to come together. Not as Proud Boys. Not as BLM.
    As Americans.

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King of Death
Posted on: 2021-02-22 20:32:18   By: Anonymous
 
Trump is the King of Death!!!!
Under his watch death DEATH
DEATH!!!!!


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    Re: King of Death
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 07:48:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Sniveler your daughter is my other ride...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-22 20:38:42   By: Anonymous
 
How sad is this that we have to spend money to try to compensate for mean people being mean, mean people being bullies, mean people being excused by trumps behavior.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-22 20:55:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Will you please get a backbone you whiner.

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    Re: President Trump!
    Posted on: 2021-02-22 20:58:08   By: Anonymous
     
    You liberals nailed it this time!!! President Trump did everything wrong and killed 500,000 people. We should have elected Obama for another 4 years and there wouldn't have been any deaths, no global warming, no racism, no hunger, crime and certainly no Nazi's! Our best hope now is to keep Plugs out of the basement and focused on his teleprompter along with the first woman of color as VP. Boy, things are sure looking good now.

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      Re: President Trump!
      Posted on: 2021-02-22 22:21:17   By: Anonymous
       
      You got it.

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Can't buy me
Posted on: 2021-02-23 08:41:37   By: Anonymous
 
Just like last two checks mine gets sent to PROUD BOYS

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    Re: Can't buy me
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 09:21:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Definition of a bought man. Sending your money to someone else.
    Dumba$$.

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    Re: Can't buy me
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 10:31:48   By: Anonymous
     
    If they're going to stay out of prison, the Proud Boys will need your money to pay for their attorneys.

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      Re: Can't buy me
      Posted on: 2021-02-23 19:30:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Proud Boys spread their cheeks for each other.

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