Stop Asian Hate: GDLA hosts special on combating crimes against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

During the past year, Asian Americans have experienced an alarming increase in racial discrimination and racially motivated violence.

On Friday, Good Day LA hosted an hour-long special at dedicated to the personal stories and important discussions surrounding combating Asian American hate hosted by Michaela Pereira and Sandra Endo. 

Journalist Lisa Ling joined Pereira and Endo to raise awareness in an effort to stem the tide of Asian Hate from stereotypes, to microaggression to criminal hate crimes. If you want to help, go to — it’s a centralized source for victim fundraisers and organizations on the ground working to combat hate and strengthen communities. 

Xixi Yang and Tiana Le share their experiences of discrimination in the entertainment industry.

"I am Asian American and proud of it": FOX 11's Soumada Khan opens up about her Asian American heritage.

FOX 11's Maria Quiban shares how race and racism has played a role in her life as a Pacific Islander and Asian American.

FOX 11's Bob DeCastro opens up about his Asian American heritage: "The power to end racial discrimination and hate is in all of us collectively as American’s, and as one race: the human race."

All week, Sandra Endo has been highlighting this important conversation.

View her pieces below:

 FOX 11's Sandra Endo details the recent spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans:

If you want to understand the Asian American experience – how Asians are treated in America and by America, it starts with a judgment based on appearance, and also something as simple as a person’s name. Sandra Endo reports:

The Asian American community is taking a stand, fighting back against hate and is coming together for a greater cause. It may be the moment where a rise in their voices can lead to real change and representation, Sandra Endo takes a look at what that might look like going forward:

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