South Asian Seat to be Added to Loudoun Schools Equity Committee

The school division’s Equity Committee is still growing. Now, the School Board is looking to add a 30th seat for a community member representing the Asian American Pacific Islander population. 

Board Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan (Sterling), who also chairs the committee, proposed the addition at the request of constituents. She said the seat is intended for someone representing Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Korean residents.

In January, the School Boardadded seven seatsto the committee, which was established in 2019 toexamine ways to ensure marginalized and historically disenfranchised groups receive equitable treatment in the school district.[Equity Committee Charter]

An appointment could be made as early as April 27. The next meeting of the Equity Committee is scheduled for May 6.

4 thoughts on “South Asian Seat to be Added to Loudoun Schools Equity Committee

  • 2021-04-16 at 12:03 pm

    Here is yet another modest proposal. There are 11 members of the school board. I think there are two POC currently serving on the board. Why don’t 1/4 of the others resign in favor of folks of South Asian descent to provide some actual equity on the board? Certainly it seems appropriate to ask Ms. Barts to demonstrate her commitment to diversity.

    • 2021-04-17 at 11:35 pm

      I only count one (Ashburn). By definition, a person originating from the Caucasus region is Caucasian (white) even though Atoosa likes to model herself as a victim (of who knows what). She is definitely NOT Asian American.

      Your point is well taken. In fact, the least culturally aware folks are those on the SB. It took an Indian student to explain to Sheridan that Hindu != Indian. And despite criticism for months, it took a Chinese American ripping Sheridan in one of the Equity Committee meetings to create this change. Before LCPS or the pretenders on the SB tell anybody to become “culturally aware”, they should learn the difference between East Asian, Indian (South Asian), and Southeast Asian (hint: Filipinos are generally considered together with those of Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand) rather than just throwing them in together. And when I talk about ignorance, I mean SB ignorance is astronomical. Each of those SE Asian nations has a larger population than France, UK, Italy or Spain. Southeast Asia’s population collectively is greater than the Latin American population (from Mexico on down). Again, the sheer ignorance of virtually everybody in LCPS is just staggering.

  • 2021-04-16 at 8:48 pm

    Great idea Jonathan, but I think ALL the school board members should resign.

    They have little regard for their elected duties and none of them give a rats rear on doing what is best for Loudoun school kids.

    Then we have the Secret Six.

    Six of our school board members participated in the creation of an Enemies List. This was a list of parents that disagreed with them. You know the kind. The parents that want our kids back in school.

  • 2021-04-19 at 12:43 pm

    ..Curious to see how many of the teaching staff within LCPS are leaving because of all this? Problem is not with the kids but folks that drank the PC Kool Aid..

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