Superintendent Tran Sends a Message “Standing Against Hate”

Dear Culver City Unified School District students, staff and families,

From the recent distribution of anti-Semitic banners and flyers to the racist comments made by members of the Los Angeles City Council, from the shocking rise of political violence to the sporting superstar promoting an anti-Semitic film – we find ourselves having to explain hate and hate-filled remarks to our children far more often than we should.

Culver City Unified School District is committed to making a difference by not only embracing the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion, but by putting into practice the beliefs we share about how our educational environments can reinforce a sense of being protected, of belonging, kindness and social-emotional wellness.

As educators and parents, we must redouble our efforts to create a more inclusive and tolerant world on behalf of our children and remember that they are always watching and listening to all that we say and do.

We must hold ourselves accountable to intentionally cultivate environments of inclusion and belonging and model behaviors centered on equity and anti-racism. We must provide safe and supportive learning environments where students belong, barriers are removed, belief in students is untethered, and student voices are amplified. We must be bold in standing up and speaking out against all forms of prejudice and oppression and understand that hate is a learned behavior that our children must understand and reject.

To further this message, the Culver City Unified School District will participate in LA’s United vs Hate Week on November 13-19, 2022 ( This week is a call for seven days of action to stop the hate and implicit biases that threaten the safety and civility of our schools, neighborhoods, towns and cities.

We invite you to join us in standing against hate. Together we can build a safer and more equitable world for our children.

Quoc Tran,
Culver City Unified School District

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