Anti-Racist Resolution and Equity Framework

  • Our goal as a District is to elevate the voices of our youth, honor the dedication and talent of our staff, and engage in our community to fight against all forms of oppression.   

    To bring this commitment to life, the District is training staff on bias, privilege, oppression, and anti-racist strategies. In addition, the District is looking into our practices and lessons to make sure they are anti-racist, include students' voices, and relate to their experiences, history, and lives.  As a District, we will continue to strive to reach our potential as thoughtful, sympathetic, and caring human beings who are willing to fight for racial justice and equal opportunities.

    In June 2020, the School Board declared DPSCD an anti-racist district.

Terms for You to Know

    • Anti-racist: Opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance
    • Bias:  Prejudice in favor or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
    • Core Values: Set of ideals important to a people, group, or organization.
    • Oppression:  Continued cruel or unjust treatment or control.
    • Prejudice:  A feeling of unfair dislike directed against an individual or group because of some characteristic (such as race or religion)
    • Privilege: A special right or advantage given or available only to a particular group or person.
    • Racism:  Prejudice, discrimination directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group.