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Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after leaked email showed her calling BLM ‘the true racists’

Silicon Valley Investor Veronica Wu

Less than a week after a leaked email showed her dismissal of the Black Lives Matter movement, a prominent Asian American investor in Silicon Valley has stepped down from her company’s board of directors.

Veronica Wu served as a board member at VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel companies which oversees brands such as Dickies, Supreme, The North Face, Timberland and Vans. She was elected in March 2019 and was assigned to two committees: finance and nominating and governance.

This ‘Ajumma’ Says Black Lives Matter

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Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.

A couple of weeks ago, I was captured on video talking about the importance of the Asian American community showing solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. I was wearing my “I Can’t Breathe” mask and participating in a march with traditional Korean drummers. I became the viral “ajumma.” That’s Korean for a middle-aged woman.

Statue of Japanese American Civil Rights Icon Vandalized in Oakland

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Amid the Oakland protests occurring over the weekend, the bust of civil rights leader and former city councilmember Frank Hirao Ogawa was defaced.

According to CBS Local News, Officer Johnna Watson noted an estimate of about 700 demonstrators who were a part of a “peaceful march Saturday night,” but come nightfall, some started to splinter off until there were peaceful protestors and those who started to smash windows, spray graffiti and point lasers at officers.

Quinnipiac University Accused of Creating Community of Hate, Racial Profiling Students of Color

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Quinnipiac University has come under harsh criticism from its students for a statement it released following the Black Lives Matter protests.

Nationwide protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others as protestors, infuriated by the police system, called for government action and the defunding of police.

Asian American and Black Churches in Chicago March Together for BLM

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Thousands of members from an Asian American church in Chicago’s Chinatown and a historically Black church in Bronzeville marched together over the weekend to support Black Lives Matter.

What happened: On June 28, around 1,000 members from the Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC) in Chinatown and Bronzeville’s Progressive Baptist Church marched in Chinatown and the Bridgeport neighborhoods as a call for unity between two communities, according to ABC7 Chicago.

Tina Fey Gets Called Out for Fetishizing the Abuse of Asian Women in ‘Mean Girls’

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After acknowledging the blackface used in multiple episodes of “30 Rock,” Tina Fey is being called out for her past shows and movies that were offensive toward the Asian community as well. 

Sitcom caused pain: The 50-year-old comedy writer/actress, who created and starred in “30 Rock,” recently asked to pull out four episodes of the show from syndication. 

Beauty CEO Accuses Filipino American of a Crime for Writing Black Lives Matter Outside His Home

Lisa Alexander

Skincare CEO Lisa Alexander has apologized for accusing a Filipino American man of committing a crime for chalking a Black Lives Matter outside his home in San Francisco.

A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retaining wall. “Karen” lies and says she knows that I don’t live in my own house, because she knows the person who lives here. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/rOpHvKVwgP