BLACK LIVES MATTER
Even as Derek Chauvin is found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, the police continue to murder Black and Brown people. Black people, Asian Americans, and many individuals of color are made to feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods and workplaces. The policies in our society that favor white people in our country are deeply embedded.
For too long, our government has created policies that target and hurt Black individuals. One example is the limitations recently placed on voter rights in Georgia. Another is the child care policies in effect today, which were written based on negative stereotypes of Black women.
The Child Care Law Center’s mission is to make child care a civil right. We recognize injustice happening and we’re working to bring equity and justice to child care polices, for every family, child, and child care provider.
We know you share our value and support this work.
- Support us as we work to pass the Family Fee Pandemic Relief bill (AB 92),which begins to undo the deep harm caused by anti-Black child care policies.
- Take our 21 Day Challenge to learn about how child care is a racial justice issue.
- Check out the infographic Racist Roots of Child Care Law and Policy
- Use these resources to be a stronger ally to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
TO THE AAPI COMMUNITY AND EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN IMPACTED AND HURT, WE SEE YOU AND STAND WITH YOU
The Child Care Law Center stands united with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to end the on-going racism that escalated into the horrific Atlanta shooting on March 16, 2021. In this hate crime where Asian American women were targeted, we say their names in reverence for their lives that were wrongfully taken.
Soon Chung Park, 74
Hyun Jung Grant, 51
Suncha Kim, 69
Yong Ae Yue, 63
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33
Xiaojie Tan, 49
Daoyou Feng, 44
Paul Andre Michels, 54
Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30
This event is an egregious continuation of the dangerous actions and rhetoric used against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, another mark following the nearly 150% growth in hate crimes against the AAPI community since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, called the “China flu” by the vindictive and uninformed.
The events in the past year, and those that occurred in Atlanta is another example in the pattern of anti-Asian hate in American history. From the Chinese Exclusion Act, to the WWII Japanese internment camps, to the limitation of the 5th Preference, to the “model minority” myth, the Asian American experience has been marred by pain and rejection.
The Child Care Law Center is an advocate for all child care providers and families, and we serve diverse communities including communities of color, immigrant communities, and people with the least resources. We recognize the slavery origins of child care and how anti-Black and anti-immigrant policies have contributed to the unfair pay and lack of protection for those who work the hardest to serve our children.
As the only legal center addressing issues in the child care field, we commit ourselves to the work of removing anti-Black and anti-Brown laws and policies that uphold the racist systems in child care and prevent equitable access to services and pay.
We extend our hands, hearts, and voices to the AAPI community in solidarity, comfort, and support. We rise on behalf of all those suffering to address and combat the poison of racism in our country that continues to let events like these happen against any community. The pain in the AAPI community is not unique or singular, but shared by all communities bearing injustices.
Our work is only one piece in the answer on how to dismantle these racist systems. We stand together in strength to weather what is to come. We will overcome oppression, xenophobia, hate, and racism. We will heal and find peace.
Rachel Boyce, Chair & Lisa Holder, Vice Chair
Child Care Law Center Board of Directors
We have compiled a list of resources to help your understanding and conversations during these trying times, to view the list please click here.