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www.chalkbeat.org: I fight for integrated schools in New York City. I’m also Asian-American. Mayor de Blasio, let’s talk.

Read Full Article Here: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2018/6/19/21105209/i-fight-for-integrated-schools-in-new-york-city-i-m-also-asian-american-mayor-de-blasio-let-s-talk

Dear Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza,I write as a school integration advocate, racial justice activist, public school mother, and a first-generation Japanese-American.

Our position is so complicated, even racial justice activists – including Asians themselves – often do not know how to talk about us.

Let’s not ignore the Asian community when we talk about school integration, and let’s specifically include Asian voices — parents and students — in this discussion about specialized schools and all schools.

Shino Tanikawa is the vice president of District 2’s Community Education Council and a school integration advocate.

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