Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation to collect more specific data about Asians in the state, citing financial constraints. Asian American advocates say the data is needed now more than ever.
In an attempt to ease overcrowding at the Rikers Island jail complex amid its ongoing crisis, incarcerated women and trans-identified people are being transferred to state-run facilities.
The program, which had been considered a major form of racial segregation within the city’s public elementary schools for years, will gradually end over the next few years.