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laist.com: Another Asian American Civil Rights Organization Splinters In LA

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Embattled Korean Resource Center board president DJ Yoon takes interviews in a photo dated February 2014.

(Courtesy of Korean Resource Center via Flickr)Just weeks after major layoffs shook Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, a second Asian American civil rights organization in Los Angeles has fallen into turmoil — losing more than half its staff at a critical time in the fight to protect immigrant rights.

The Korean Resource Center, a leading advocate for low-income and immigrant Koreans in L.A. and Orange counties, has seen about 20 staffers leave in recent weeks.

DJ Yoon, board president, leads a meeting in a photo dated March 2015.

The Korean Resource Center’s organizers worked on engaging youth in civic life.

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