At Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County, we remain vigilant and committed to our mission to build and sustain a coalition that seeks a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community through advocacy and education. Recent Supreme Court rulings dismantling affirmative action, removing LGBTQ+ protections, and repealing student loan forgiveness remind us of the ongoing challenges underrepresented communities face and the need for continued efforts toward a more equitable world.
[After the ruling] We have seen a response to the progress that has been made thanks to grassroots and diverse communities coming together to dismantle systems of oppression. We have seen this reaction before, and we will see it again. Don’t despair. Now is the time to continue moving forward and creating spaces of joy, collaboration, and support.
Cornell Law School defines Affirmative Action as a “set of procedures designed to; eliminate unlawful discrimination among applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future.” A stance against Affirmative Action is a stance against justice.
Please stay vigilant and connect with your friends and neighbors who are also navigating through these regressive rulings. Give special care to your LGBTQ+ friends, who for years now have been the relentless target of discriminatory legislation across the nation, and to anyone living in the intersectionalities of race, income level, gender, and sexual orientation. In unity,
Diversity Coalition San Luis Obispo County