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AAPI and the problems of categorizing race

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Rachel Sklar, an environmental epidemiologist and postdoctoral scholar is seen at the San Quentin State Prison in California, collecting data on COVID-19 transmission in the state's prison population. Sklar, who is of Filipino descent, says she has been denied an academic opportunity because some institutions do not consider her to be from a racial group that is underrepresented in STEM. Rachel Sklar hide caption

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker, pictured at the Illinois State Capitol in May 2020, has signed legislation that makes his state the first in the nation to require the teaching of Asian American history in public schools. Justin L. Fowler/AP hide caption

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The victim, who has not been identified, told San Francisco police that Darrell Hunter "used a hand gesture to mimic a gun, and simulated shooting the occupants of the business." Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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