Ethnic Studies

We believe that our youth must be aware of the United States Constitution and this historically evolving nation of a multitude of cultures, races, and generations. To quote Ron Osajima in his book “From Oppression to Empowerment: My American journey from concentration camp to corporate management.”

I have been fortunate to live in a country that, despite its many flaws, enables people from all over the world to pursue a better life and, if they so desire, to be friends with people of all colors.

We believe that Ethnic Studies curricula should:

  1. Empower students to dream big, overcome challenges, and be motivated, engaged community members.
  2. Build mutual respect, self-confidence, awareness, intergroup understanding, and empathy.
  3. Elevate ethnic groups, their backgrounds, and contributions without denigrating others.
  4. Openly and honestly address racism and discriminatory treatment.
  5. Present a range of political perspectives and approaches to bringing about change, including strengths and weaknesses of each (perspectives and approaches).
  6. Equip students with the skills to understand and analyze multiple points of view on relevant topics so that they can develop their own opinions and present well-articulated, evidence-based argument.

Don’t rush into a prescribed curriculum until it is balanced and fair to our multi-cultural community.

Constructive Ethnic Studies curricula can provide a balanced range of perspectives, remove the political agenda, and inspire mutual respect and dignity.

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