WA School District Decides Not to Classify Asian Students as People of Color

WA School District Decides Not to Classify Asian Students as People of Color


When is your minority group no longer non-white? Apparently when your academic performance is just too good.

In an equity report from 2019 that was promptly removed after it was first reported on this week, the North Thurston Public Schools in Thurston County, Washington, measured “White/Asian Students” against “Students of Color” in order to ascertain any performance gap. The report also looked at “Students of Poverty” against “Non Poverty” students.

“Students of Color compares outcomes for Asian and White students [with students] who identify as Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Multi-racial students, all of whom have experienced persistent opportunity gaps in our society,” the report read.

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“Students of Poverty is a visualization of opportunity gaps for students experiencing poverty, as measured by qualification for free or reduced price meals.”

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Even with that crude attempt to play around with the

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