Guest Commentary, CalMatters
Camille Serrano is the Southern California Fellow for IGNITE, a young women's political leadership program based in Oakland.
As a woman with dual Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, I saw an uptick in hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. It happened to me while I was walking a few minutes to the bus stop in Koreatown in Los Angeles. People shouted at and threatened me on my way to work.