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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Building an Antiracist Culture at Palomar College

Palomar College Asian Pacific Alliance in Higher Education (APAHE) vehemently rejects these ignorant and hateful acts of violence against the API community.

APAHE Statement 2/22/2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation has seen an increase in hate crimes against our Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. In 2020, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center documented 2,808 hate incidents in the United States, and now Asian American elderly are the most recent victims. The Palomar Community College District with the Palomar College Asian Pacific Alliance in Higher Education (APAHE) vehemently rejects these ignorant and hateful acts of violence against the API community. We want to acknowledge that many within the API community come from diverse backgrounds of different cultures and languages, making them invaluable as frontline essential workers helping to protect all members of the community at large during these challenging times.

The APAHE of Palomar College extends its support to Asian Pacific Islander students, staff, faculty, and administrators. As part of our mission, we are committed to collaborating with Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities for a shared vision, and solutions to stop the violence in all our communities. Please feel free to connect with APAHE Co-chairs, Monica Diego-Schmidt at mdiegoschmidt@palomar.edu or Angela Kong at akong@palomar.edu

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