Include Asian American history to K-12 Education Curriculum in Florida

Include Asian American history to K-12 Education Curriculum in Florida

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Mimi Chan started this petition to Florida Education Commissioner Commissioner Richard Corcoran and

The rise of anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the United States since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic has been troubling, both to me personally and to this great nation as a whole. 


As an Asian American, it has been devastating to see American citizens attacked in the streets due only to their Asian heritage. Our elderly have even been attacked and murdered.  


The events of 2020 continue to play out in 2021, teaching us a valuable and unforgettable lesson. 


Racism, xenophobia, and hate crimes have no place in our society.  

The shooting in Atlanta brought these atrocities to the world stage, but unfortunately, these horrors have been going on for far too long. 

Asian Americans are American. The history of Asian Americans, including their struggles and ongoing contribution to this country, is American history. Despite this, Asian American history is not taught in our school system. 

Our children grow up with a gap in their knowledge of history. As we’ve seen all too often, this lack of information is dangerous.

By adding Asian American history to our educational curriculum, we can ensure that all students gain a better understanding of Asian Americans. Through education, both current and future generations can empathize with the triumphs and challenges of Asian Americans and appreciate what they’ve done to add to this red, white, and blue melting pot that we call the United States. 

It is through knowledge that we can combat hate. For it is in ignorance that hatred is born. 

To that end, we must educate our youth and include Asian American History in the Florida public school curriculum. 

Knowledge is power, and we can empower our youth with it.

We encourage Commissioner Corcoran to include Asian American History in our K-12 curriculum.

Even if you don’t live in Florida, these changes matter and can impact the entire country. Help us make the change! 

Thank you for your consideration and support of an inclusive, empathetic, and united society with liberty and justice for all. 

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Thanks to the following for their support: 

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani of Florida House District 47

Rep. Darren Soto of Florida’s 9th Congressional District

Organizations

Multicultural Dimensions

NAAAP Tampa

Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple

Orlando Queer and Trans Asian Association

The Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association

NAACP Orange County, FL Branch

NAAAP

Young Democrats of Orange County

Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.

R.E.A.C.H of Central Florida

Florida Asian American Student Union

AAPI Youth Rising

Asia Trend, Inc.

Florida Policy Institute

FSU Filipino Student Association

UUSINC

The Greater Orlando Chinese Professionals Association

FSU AASU

Sparks Magazine at UCF

Palestinian Student Association at UCF

Muslim Student Association at UCF

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