Hate has no place at PCC.

Hate has no place at PCC

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PCC denounces hatred and violence in all its forms and is committed to humanity and social justice as an ongoing endeavor that we highly value. 

Many organizations within PCC have passed resolutions or issued official statements condemning hatred.

Black Lives Matter at PCC is more than a statement. It is a governing principle for real dialogue, fearless inquiry, and deliberate action that will align our college community with the core belief that systemic racism has no place in our society.

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Many organizations within PCC have passed resolutions or issued official statements condemning hatred and affirming the college’s commitment to the health, safety, well-being, and progress of our Black/African American students, faculty and staff.

Read Office Statements and Resolutions

Personal stories from a Pasadena City College professor along with her Asian American history course insights have proved unforgetteable and vital years after class concluded.

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From the Pasadena Star-News

Dear colleagues:

These already challenging times have been underscored by the increased presence of racism, inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric, and violence targeting Asian-American and Pacific Islander persons, families, and communities. As a college committed to confronting racial injustice and inequity legacies of the past, acknowledging the realities of the present and doing the work towards an equitable future, we condemn anti-Asian racism in all forms. Advancing racial equity and inclusion for people of all races and ethnicities is critical to guaranteeing the safety and security of everyone. Pasadena City College will work to activate every member of our community to take a stand against racially motivated hate, intimidation, threats and violence. We stand firm in our support of our Asian-American and Pacific Islander community—our students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

You may find these resources helpful:

Coping with Xenophia and Anti-Asian Racism:

Countering Coronavirus Stigma and Racism:

Reporting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism:

We will keep you informed regarding any upcoming events to further discuss this commitment.

In Solidarity,

Dr. Cynthia Olivo, Vice President, Student Services
Dr. Rebecca Cobb, Dean of Student Life
Dr. Kari Bolen, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Dear Colleagues,

As we move into spring, the decline in COVID infections and a vaccine’s arrival bring new hope and joy to a long and painful year.

With hope on the horizon, the dark clouds of racism and hate loom. Since the pandemic’s beginning, hurtful words and deadly physical attacks have targeted the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. From Pasadena, Rosemead, Oakland, New York and now the deadly shootings in Atlanta, these attacks serve as a painful reminder of the unresolved conversations around racism in America.

Our elders have been targeted, and businesses and places of worship have been desecrated. Our students have shared stories of bullying, racial slurs, and physical violence. In its statement against AAPI hate, University of Massachusetts, Boston, reminds us, “Unfortunately, there is no vaccine against the pandemic of hate and violence directed toward Asian Americans—nor the ignorance, opportunism, and vitriolic racism that has fueled it.”

We call on our campus to acknowledge our pain, denounce AAPI hate, and dispel the model minority myth. We need to disaggregate our AAPI students’ data in order to dedicate more support to our AAPI community (faculty, staff, AND students). We need our allied communities to stand up against all forms of racism and white supremacy in all the spaces they inhabit. We acknowledge that the roots of AAPI hate lie in the roots of anti-Blackness. The same disease of racism kills without regard to skin color. ACT to CHANGE, a national organization against bullying focused on the AAPI community, asserts, “We remember that our strength lies in our solidarity. It’s not me vs. you. It’s us vs. racism.” Join us in standing against hate. Please use and share the resources listed below.


Coalition of Asian Pacific Employees (CAPE)
Association of Latino Employees
The Association of Black Employees
PCC JAN (Joint Armenian Network)


PCC API Student Guide/Resources

Community Resources

Documenting and addressing:

Bystander intervention training:

Mental health support:

Anti-Asian Hate, Aggression, and Racism in the News (trigger warning)

Our hearts are heavy. Last night, 8 people were killed in Asian-owned spas in Atlanta, 6 of them being Asian American women. This targeted hate crime was an act of violence perpetrated by white supremacy against our AAPI community. The Freeman center denounces this violence and all forms of racism against our AAPI community. We stand in solidarity against xenophobia and racism and acknowledge that anti-racism must include the Asian American experience. To our AAPI community, we see you and you deserve better. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.


In solidarity.