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School district excludes Asian Americans from POC

North Thurston Public School Photo

A school district in Washington State has reversed its decision to separate data on Asian American students from other People of Color, reports the conservative digital site, The College Fix.

The reversal follows a backlash on social media, including some from Asian Americans.

“Upon reflection and response by members of the Asian American community, we will change how we look at achievement data and appreciate the feedback we received,” the district wrote: “We apologize for the negative impact we have caused and removed the monitoring report from our website.”

According to Reason, the North Thurston Public Schools, in its equity report, originally grouped Asians with Whites and students of color in a separate group which included Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Multi-Racial Students.

For now, the report has been removed from the district’s website while it decides how to move forward.

The since removed equity report has been cited as an example by those who oppose affirmative action as another reason to shed racial classifications.

The District says it sees value in disaggregating data, something that many Asian American civil rights group have long advocated.

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