The Cultural Proficiency Task Force of San Juan Hills Addresses Anti-Asian Hate

Dear San Juan Hills High School Stallions, 

About 3,800 incidents of hate have been reported to Stop AAPI hate from March of last year to February of this year. This number only covers the ones that were reported. Not only has the pandemic infected our country but hate has as well, and every community across the United States, San Juan being no exception, has been impacted by these events. 

We intend the San Juan Hills community to be a safe space, representing students of all different identities, and an environment in which people are held accountable for acts of racism. This intention should be universal, however, the recent hateful events have been the exact opposite, as many Asian Americans have been targeted and do not feel safe in their own homes. 

In a time where so many people are hurting, from losses of employment, lack of social interaction, or loss of loved ones, we as a nation need to support each other. No one is to blame for the pandemic, and while it may be comforting to scapegoat a group of people for the harm this pandemic has produced, it is egregious that any human being can be driven to hurt another in the ways we have seen.  

While we cannot rewrite the past nor dictate the future of the nation, we can work towards a more accepting immediate community. Asian American students are valued, their pain is heard, and we intend to do everything possible to make sure they feel welcomed on campus and in our stallion community. 

We condemn the inhumane violence that Asian Americans have had to endure for centuries, and that has acutely intensified this past year. We will continue to Ride For the Brand, and make sure that everyone is respected and appreciated. We encourage everyone to maintain their respectful conduct to other identities in our community, and believe that together, we can truly all start to move forward, as we should to peacefully coexist.

San Juan Hills reminds you that they are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for its students, teachers, and staff. RFTB Stallions. 

B Bridge gaps between teachers, staff, administration, and students of all backgrounds.
R Represent students of all backgrounds (cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders) equitably in our extracurricular activities, sports, arts programs, classes, and areas on campus.
A Amplify voices of those traditionally silenced (BIPOC students, LGBTQ+ students)
N Normalize accountability for microaggressions, racism 
D Diversify our curriculum to be representative of all groups of students



The Cultural Proficiency Task Force of San Juan Hills