Members of the San Francisco Board of Education have approved a "no confidence" motion and voted to strip their vice president Alison Collins of her role after a number of anti-Asian tweets from 2016 were unearthed. The board also voted to remove Collins from all committees of the San Francisco Board of Education for the duration of the term. The approved resolution added that Collins must "accept responsibility and atone for the trauma inflicted on the community" by her words, adding that her statements so-far have "fallen short of sincere recognition" of the harm she has caused. Collins apologized after being heavily criticized for a string of tweets from five years ago in which she suggested Asian Americans had used "white supremacist thinking to assimilate and 'get ahead.'" The tweets, which were sent two years before Collins was elected, also said that the Asian community needs to speak out more against racism against Black and Latino people, suggesting they would also be … [Read more...] about What Alison Collins’ Tweets Said as San Francisco School Board VP Removed
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc's independent oversight board, which on Wednesday upheld the company's ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump, currently consists of 20 members. Here is a list of the board members: CO-CHAIRS CATALINA BOTERO-MARINO Botero-Marino is a Colombian attorney who was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States from 2008 to 2014. She is now Dean of the Universidad de los Andes Faculty of Law. JAMAL GREENE Greene is a Columbia Law professor whose scholarship focuses on constitutional rights adjudication and the structure of legal and constitutional argument. He was a law clerk for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. MICHAEL MCCONNELL McConnell, now a constitutional law professor at Stanford Law, was a U.S. federal circuit judge. Appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, he was viewed as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee. He is an … [Read more...] about Factbox-Who are the first members of Facebook’s oversight board?
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This year’s Oscars promises to be a historic one — after several delays and setbacks due to the pandemic — as women and people of colour earn major recognition, and streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime flex their growing influence more than ever. Also Read | Get ‘First Day First Show’, our weekly newsletter from the world of cinema, in your inbox . You can subscribe for free here In a landmark move, the Academy decided to make films automatically eligible for consideration even if they first premiered on a digital platform, with theatres shut down globally for most of 2020. Also Read Oscar nominations 2021: The complete list To nobody’s surprise, Nomadland looks to be the big winner on the evening, with Chloe Zhao’s masterpiece dominating the predicitions, while others like Mank , Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Minari and The Father vie for remaining honours. Could there be any upsets, caused by wildcards like … [Read more...] about Oscars Predictions 2021: Who will win at the 93rd Academy Awards?
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Today is Thursday ! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week : Monday, 572,200; Tuesday, 572,674; Wednesday, 573,381; Thursday, 574,329. President Biden Joe Biden Tulane adds Hunter Biden as guest speaker on media polarization Trump discussing resumption of MAGA rallies: report Biden's unavoidable foreign policy crisis MORE told Congress and the American people on Wednesday that “millions of jobs” can result from his proposals to spend $4 trillion in less than a decade to expand the government’s reach into upgraded roads, broadband, health care, child care, … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden to country: ‘Turning peril into possibility’