Jiselle Lee

Jiselle Lee

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Men’s grooming brand Stryx says they received death threats after Good Light founder’s call-out

Men’s grooming brand Stryx says they have received death threats, and they are concerned for the safety of their employees.

Elizabeth Ng Glock, the head of operations and an owner of Stryx, wrote in an email to NextShark that Stryx employees have received death threats following a legal scuffle with Good Light founder David Yi, made public by Yi on social media. Stryx Co-Founder Jon Shanahan received a threatening Instagram direct message that included a photo of his children he had posted.

Poll: Nearly half of Republicans oppose teaching the ‘history of racism’ in schools

Critical Race Theory Poll

Eight-four percent of Republicans do not support teaching “critical race theory” in schools, while just 46% oppose teaching the “history of racism,” according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Background: Former President Donald Trump and other Republican senators have publicly expressed disapproval over efforts to include critical race theory in schools’ curriculums over the last year.

18-year-old California high school student starts foundation to aid Rohingya refugees

Aaron Lee Rohingya Crisis

Aaron Lee, an 18-year-old Malaysian American high school senior, founded his own refugee aid organization for Rohingya people after meeting with a former Malaysian prime minister.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were displaced from Myanmar after the military government committed mass genocide of the ethnic minority in 2017. They sought refuge in nearby countries, and their fight for their existence continues today.

AAPI group warns against California’s plan to redistrict San Gabriel Valley, splitting of Asian vote

aapi california protest redistricting maps

The Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is calling upon AAPI communities to join them in protest of California’s redistricting draft maps.

Press release: On Tuesday, CAUSE released a statement in which they expressed their concerns over the California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s draft maps of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV).

UMass Lowell to build AAPI center, give scholarships to Southeast Asian refugee students with $1.5M grant

UML refugee students

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) over the course of five years to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.

Educational effort: UML has seen increasing amounts of Southeast Asian resettled refugee students within the past decade, according to the university.

University of Virginia students propose $3M budget for Asian resource center

University of Virginia Asian Student Union

Four University of Virginia (UVA) students wrote a letter to the university outlining their  concerns about the lack of Asian community resources and representation across administrative leadership at the school.

Students take a stand: The letter was authored by UVA junior Sanjeev Kumar, UVA senior Katie Zhang, UVA senior Lauren Xue and UVA senior Serena Wood at the beginning of September.