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Korean American Civil Rights Group Falls Into Chaos

Embattled Korean Resource Center board president DJ Yoon takes interviews in a photo dated February 2014. (
Embattled Korean Resource Center board president DJ Yoon takes interviews in a photo dated February 2014. (
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In Los Angeles, another Asian American civil rights organization is in upheaval. A month after major layoffs at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, the Korean Resource Center has lost more than half of its staff.  

 

The Korean Resource Center  is a leading advocate for low-income and undocumented Koreans. Its organizers worked on flipping Orange County from red to blue. Its legal staff provides free aid to immigrants. But 18 people have left in recent weeks, many upset with board president DJ Yoon and his management style.