May Ann Hsu’s Words Lead to Understanding, Healing, and Growth

It’s time to grow up, for the sake of young people and our future

San Francisco Parent Action School Board Candidate Forum July 16, 2022

What Ann Hsu wrote is harmful, inaccurate, and racist, and demonstrates that she is not ready to serve as a School Board member.

And my greatest hope is that all this leads not to canceling and vilifying Ann Hsu, but to an imperative conversation about who actually is responsible for Black and Brown students not achieving at the same level as their white and Asian peers.

Once we’re clear on that, then we can heal and build a multiracial coalition of stakeholders who see all SFUSD students as our children, all schools as our schools, and want the best for all of them.

My parents taught me racist beliefs while teaching me racism is terrible.
Yes it’s true my great grandfather was a hardworking immigrant who came to the US with nothing. And it’s also true he acquired 160 acres of land for $60 through the Homestead Act, land that was the traditional territory of the Cheyenne Arapaho and Kiowa people, land that he had access to because the government killed them and forced the survivors to live on far-off reservations. Land he qualified for because he was a white Protestant man.



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