Responding to recent acts of violence, threats of violence, and acts discrimination targeting Asians and Asian Americans throughout the United States, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees adopted a resolution condemning anti-Asian racism.
"The Coast Community College District is shocked and saddened by recent deaths following hate-driven attacks, and further condemns violence and discrimination targeting the Asian and Asian American community," the Board unanimously stated on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. "The District rejects any language that associates the ongoing public health crisis with a particular national or ethnic group, recognizing that discriminatory language is counterproductive to defeating a virus that observes no national or ethnic boundaries."
The board further committed "to supporting equitable access to education, financial aid, housing and food resources, health services and advice, and other fundamental resources necessary for the resiliency of all our communities."
The resolution was shared in full with Coast District faculty and staff, and can be found here.
ABOUT THE COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
The Coast Community College District is located in Orange County and is among the largest districts in the United States. The District's three colleges – Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College – provide traditional degree and transfer opportunities, career and technical training, basic skills, English as a Second Language, and other community programs. Thanks to the Measure M community bond funding approved by voters in 2012, the Coast Colleges are in the midst of a $698 million revitalization of educational and student support infrastructure.