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De Anza professors weigh in on Newsom’s ethnic studies veto

Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed the high school ethnic studies bill on Sept. 9.

Diana Piper, Reporter

October 15, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have required an ethnic studies course to graduate high school in California, citing an unbalanced model curriculum. The veto, on Sept. 9, followed waves of controversy and disagreement. Several Jewish groups criticized the curriculum for inadequately recog...

De Anza professor honored for activism embraces her Asian-American culture

Ethnic studies professor Mae Lee was honored at Stanford University’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 25.

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Being one of a handful of Asian students at her school, De Anza ethnic studies professor Mae Lee recalled other children coming up to her, pulling at their eyes to taunt her appearance, mocking the Chinese accent which she recognized in her parents’ speech. These were the elements of her l...