District Anti-Racist Statement
The Burbank Unified School District officially denounces racism as the product of White default/ supremacy culture and recognizes the impact of systemic and generational racism as traumatic to our country, community, and school district. In light of continuing racial violence, including the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Andres Guardado, Dijon Kizzee, and many others, we also recognize that Black people in this country have had a unique and traumatic history in terms of racial relations, equality, and equity. We stand with the truthful and humane statement that all lives cannot matter until Black lives and the lives of indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) matter. We are taking steps to actively work towards being fully anti-racist, not only in word, but also in policy, practice, and accountability. Change is rarely easy, but with the support and cooperation of the entire Burbank school community we know that we will reflect a district that is truly unified.
About the BUSD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The BUSD Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is a collective of parents, administrators, and community members who have joined together to address ways to create an environment within BUSD where all students, especially students of color, can thrive and be successful.
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