The people of Monterey Park, California, would normally be celebrating Lunar New Year right now, one of the biggest holidays of the year in a community that is two-thirds Asian. Instead, the city is mourning a terrible loss.
Ailsa Chang went to the site of Saturday night’s mass shooting in Monterey Park to speak to people there about the tragedy’s impact on their community, which is often described as the “first suburban Chinatown” in America.
We also hear from Min Zhou, a professor of sociology and Asian American studies at UCLA, about Monterey Park’s history and significance as a safe space for Asians and Asian Americans.
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