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Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after leaked email showed her calling BLM ‘the true racists’
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.
A New Jersey mayor is backing down on the “police overtime bill” issued to a teenager for organizing a Black Lives Matter protest rally after getting public backlash.
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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.
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.
A Harvard graduate reportedly lost her job after saying she would “stab” anyone who told her “All Lives Matter” in a TikTok video.
Harvard senior Claira Janover threatens to stab anyone who says “all lives matter.”
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.
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.
K-pop fans have emerged as valuable allies in the advancement of current social issues in the U.S.
For years, followers of multiple fandoms have used their numbers to influence changes within the industry, but pressing matters in the last several weeks have united them to take action beyond their love of music.
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.
A sushi restaurant in Seattle fired its general manager for calling a Black woman the N-word.
The incident, which was caught on video, took place just outside Momiji in the Capitol Hill neighborhood earlier this week.
A Russian Instagram user is facing massive backlash over a photo that expressed her support for “All Lives Matter”.
Regarded as critical of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, the “All Lives Matter” slogan argues that everyone — regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity and other considerations — is equally important.
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