A major piece of Asian American culture has sparked intense discussions in Quincy.
Students and teachers wanted the Lunar New Year recognized as a school holiday. The school committee earlier this month said no, citing corcerns about fairness.
But in a city where a third of the population is Asian and at least forty percent of public school students are, according to state and federal data, others view the decision as another sign that Asian Americans are still struggling to be seen in Massachusetts. We talk about the fallout from the vote and what it means for the community.
This segment aired on May 31, 2023.