Statement of NYSSBA Board of Directors on Race and Justice

Oct 19, 2018


Welcome to our official statement page on race and justice issues. As the NYSSBA Board of Directors, we firmly believe in promoting equality, understanding, and justice in our society. In this statement, we provide insights into our position and outline the actions we are taking to address these crucial matters.

Our Stance on Race and Justice

The Importance of Equality

At NYSSBA, we recognize that equality is the foundation of a just society. We stand against any form of discrimination, prejudice, or systemic racism. We firmly believe that everyone deserves equal rights, opportunities, and treatment, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or background.

Addressing Historical Injustices

We acknowledge the historical injustices that have marginalized certain communities and caused significant disparities. It is our collective responsibility to confront and rectify these injustices by promoting inclusivity and providing support to affected individuals and communities.

The Role of Education

Education plays a vital role in shaping attitudes, dismantling prejudices, and fostering understanding among individuals. As an organization focused on education, we are committed to promoting anti-racism education, cultural competency, and diversity in schools and communities to foster a sense of belonging for all.

Our Actions towards Change

Collaboration and Partnerships

We collaborate with various organizations and community stakeholders to drive meaningful change. By partnering with like-minded individuals and groups, we can amplify our efforts, share resources, and work collectively towards a more just society.

Policy Advocacy

We actively engage in advocating for policy changes that address racial disparities and promote social justice. Through research, analysis, and targeted advocacy, we aim to influence legislation that promotes equality, fairness, and justice.

Professional Development and Training

To build a society free from racism and injustice, it is essential to equip educators, administrators, and school staff with the necessary tools and knowledge. We provide professional development opportunities, training sessions, and resources to support educational professionals in fostering inclusive environments.

Community Outreach

Engaging with local communities is a crucial aspect of our work. We actively participate in community outreach initiatives to create awareness, promote dialogue, and collaborate on grassroots efforts that address racial injustices.


The NYSSBA Board of Directors is committed to addressing race and justice issues with determination and urgency. By implementing proactive measures and forging partnerships, we strive to create a future where everyone is treated equitably and fairly, regardless of their racial or ethnic background. Together, let's build a society that upholds justice, equality, and respect for all.