Bonta Supports Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), chair of the Legislative Asian American/Pacific Islander Caucus, called on the Assembly to support a measure (Assembly Bill 2772) he co-authored which requires a semester long ethnic studies course. “The benefits of ethnic studies can be measured,” Assemblymember Bonta stated. “Multiple studies show that when students of color learn more about race, racism, and cultural identity, they raise their grades, their graduation rates and are more likely to go to college.”