YOUR VOICE WILL BE
HEARD AND ECHOED
BY BAY AREA UNCOVERED
As we protest racism on a national scale, it’s important to bring those same conversations back home. The Bay Area, commonly referred to as a melting pot, houses a highly diverse population and is deep in a Democratic state.
Regardless, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and more continues to persist but goes largely unaddressed by administrators at private and public schools alike. Each student deserves equal access to the education that living in this area should provide.
Together, Bay Area Uncovered seeks to bring light to the harsh truths of our time by collecting and publishing student testimonials. Through articles and posts addressing issues of racism and sexism, we seek to both elevate student voices and ultimately use these stories to pressure our administrators into doing better.
Right now, we are in PHASE 1: organizing stories submitted through our form into meaningful groups, so they can be easily mobilized as evidence for various issues. Furthermore, we are reaching out to students to interview about their experiences with discrimination. We are publishing new testimonials, statistics, and calls to action each week on our social media, and are slowly and steadily garnering support.
Behind the scenes, we’re also reaching out to media and policymakers for PHASE 2: Releasing our stories, as a community, to local media, creating online pressure for schools to change to save their image, and pushing for policy reforms that are explicitly anti-discriminatory, that promote a more inclusive curriculum, and that inform students and teachers alike about tolerance and respect.
of students indicated that their school administration did not take action to remedy reported cases of discrimination
of students ranked their school administration's actions at a 3 or below on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 indicating that the administration worsened the situation
of all reports indicated some form of discrimination on the basis of race
In the Bay Area, there are still vast discrepancies in the graduation rates between BIPOC groups and their privileged white counterparts. More information can be found in each school’s WASC Report.
At Bay Area Uncovered, we seek to expose these marginalized findings both in relation to the region at large and spanning nationwide. To examine the hard truth for yourself, read our fact report below.