From the Interim President
Standing With Our African American Students and Colleagues
May 29, 2020
Dear Students and Colleagues,
Racism continues to be deeply embedded in this country, and I am proud it is something De Anza College has long worked against. I know we all deplore the violent death of yet another African American person at the hands of police, and that our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Floyd, and to the African American community. We know that our African American students, faculty and staff are in pain – a pain I imagine must feel both never-ending and yet recurring, with each death. We know this pain is compounded by each act of racism, such as this week's reprehensible incident in Central Park – just one of so many similar occurrences.
Today, I want each of you to know that we stand with and by our African American and all underrepresented students, at a college that holds true equity as a central value.
Christina G. Espinosa-Pieb