One Washington state school district recently announced that Asian students would no longer be considered people of color.
Then, the district compared that total group to students they deemed were students of color.
No mention of Asian students.
In doing so, they stripped Asian students of their identity by categorizing them as white.
“The intent was never to ignore Asian students as ‘students of color’ or ignore any systemic disadvantages they too have faced.”This apology, however, comes too late.