Who We Are
nycASID is a burgeoning alliance composed of hundreds of parents, students, community members, community elders, social justice advocates, and any and all individuals interested in ensuring that NYC’s schools are meaningfully integrated and desegregated.
WE ARE AN OPEN GROUP OF COMMITTED INDIVIDUALS WHO:
CONVENES regularly with each other and the public at monthly nycASID meetings
WORKS STRATEGICALLY within different committees to take action towards
Engendering racial school integration and
Creating the space for meaningful dialogue about topics that have been ignored for too long, such as
Northern liberal racism
Racial school integration in the North
Manifestation of white supremacy in NY'C’s educational settings
The effect of gentrification on racially marginalized communities
A vision of what true racial school integration could and should look like (with regards to racial student demographics in individual school buildings across the city and the city-wide adoption of anti-racist/anti-white supremacist curricula/school culture) in a city wherein white students make up only 13% to 17% of the total public school student population but are mostly segregated in individual schools where they make up more than 50% of the student population.
EDUCATES the broader NYC community about
The past and current state of racial school segregation in NYC
How racial school segregation only continues to
Accelerate the growth of racial division, racism, white supremacy, and
Curtails any meaningful attempt at racial harmony in a city, state, country that was built on and grounded in a racial caste system.