Council Hopeful Jeffrey Omura Puts an Emphasis on the Arts

As anti-Asian violence surges in New York City, out gay Japanese-American City Council candidate Jeffrey Omura is calling for schools to teach Asian-American history to students in a bid to curb future harassment.

“It’s a lot harder to otherize someone when you realize that their history is your history,” said Omura, who is running a campaign to represent the Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Central Park, and Clinton in District 6.

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