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?
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November 23, 2022
The program seeks to gain participation and input from the city’s underserved populations, and residents have until November 30 to apply.
The Supreme Court is reconsidering its decision on affirmative action. What could this mean for higher education in California?
November 18, 2022
Experts say California’s public universities can offer a glimpse at a post-affirmative action admissions process.
November 8, 2022
Voters braved cold, wet weather across the Sacramento region Tuesday morning to vote in person or drop off their mail-in ballots for the 2022 midterm election.
November 4, 2022
The study, done by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program showed that Republicans who felt the 2020 election was “stolen” were also more likely to say that “having a strong leader was more important than having a democracy.”
Latinos make up one fifth of the residents in the Sacramento region. Experts say campaigns often ignore them.
October 28, 2022
Latino voters tend to skew younger, but also turn out in lower numbers, especially in non-presidential election years.
Aftermath of leaked tape of Los Angeles City Council members racist comments spurs discussion about Latino political representation in California
October 20, 2022
Experts say Latino political representation tends to reflect only a fraction of the diversity of the state’s Latino communities.
July 18, 2022
Inflation is causing workers to leave the area, disproportionately impacting the region’s Latino communities.
African American school administrators in Sacramento say racism against Black leaders is an ongoing issue
July 6, 2022
After the resignation of a vice principal at West Campus High School citing racism and sexual harassment, experts worry this is part of a larger trend.
June 27, 2022
The victory was announced on Saturday after Cooper's opponent, current Undersheriff Jim Barnes, conceded the race. Cooper wants to focus on issues around homelessness and violence within unhoused communities when he takes office.
California State Parks votes to rename part of Folsom Lake in attempt to inclusively recognize Black gold rush history
June 17, 2022
California State Parks unanimously voted to change the name of Negro Bar, a day-use area at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, to Black Miner’s Bar. The name change is temporary while the board conducts more research into the history of the area.