Once again, as people are espousing racism and hateful behavior towards members of our community, we at First Graduate cannot be silent. As the late Elie Weisel said,
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Our Asian American friends have become the latest in victimization by bullies. We stand with you, we support our students and their families, and we offer our continued commitment to work towards a safe, just, and inclusive community where heritage is honored, diversity celebrated, and equity the lens through which we see the world.