How You Can Help End Anti-Asian Hate
In this edition of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg interviews Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho.
Deputy D.A. Ho has supervised and personally prosecuted hate crimes like the ones against Asian Americans that are making headlines right now. Throughout the podcast, Deputy Ho brings both personal and prosecutorial commentary and experience to the discussion of how to combat bias and hate against members of the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
Ho came to the United States with his parents at age 4 as a political refugee, settling in Stockton with an uncle who sponsored the family. From an early age to today, Ho recounts experiencing incidents of hate directed toward himself and his family members. He says these incidents have given him tremendous passion for his job as a prosecutor. Notably, Ho is well-known for his successful prosecution of the East Area Rapist—also known as the Golden State Killer—who committed 13 murders and more than 50 sexual assaults in 11 different jurisdictions.
As the podcast opens, Zaremberg asks Ho if what we are seeing with respect to hate crimes and hate incidents against members of the Asian American community are really happening at the level portrayed by the media.