CAN/DID: Standing Against Racism and Injustice

NEW Anti-Asian Racism – Beyond Acts of Hate

What Is CAN/DID?

  • An ongoing multimedia series that builds on the knowledge and experience of De Anza College students, faculty members and classified professionals
  • An exploration of equity and social justice issues – including lessons we can all learn from the struggles of many different groups and individuals

Standing Against Anti-Asian Racism and Scapegoating

The latest video in the CAN/DID Inclusion Series, which you can watch above, provides historic context and tools for understanding and confronting anti-Asian racism – by using an Asian Americanist analysis that goes beyond simply labeling these attacks "acts of hate."

Two previous videos, which you can see below, examined the effects of anti-Asian scapegoating and the documented surge in racist attacks on Asians and Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, including violence in the Bay Area and elsewhere. A future installment will provide suggestions for taking action against this problem.

Effects of Anti-Asian Racism and Scapegoating
During the Pandemic

Anti-Asian Racism:
How Do We Make Sense of What's Going On?

In a recent email to students, faculty and classified professionals, President Lloyd A. Holmes outlined plans for a collegewide response to anti-Asian racism. That response includes opportunities for the college community to share knowledge and solidarity against racism.

Community Rallies Against Anti-Asian Racism

Representatives from De Anza College and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District joined the Stop Asian Hate Rally held outside Cupertino City Hall on Saturday, April 10. 


Then and Now – A Conversation on the History of Racism in the U.S.

Stop AAPI Hate logo

iHollaback bystander tips

Report Hate Crimes

Learn Intervention Strategies

Find More Resources

Previously on CAN/DID

What Is Black Lives Matter?

What Does Black Lives Matter
Mean to You?

Inclusion in Practice at De Anza, Intercultural Studies Part I

About the Name

"Can" represents the opportunity for action and positive progress. "Did" acknowledges the history – good and bad – that we are building on. And "candid" means open and honest, which the series will be.

CAN/DID is produced by the multimedia team in the Office of Communications, in consultation with the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education at De Anza College.



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The series was developed to expand on collegewide efforts that followed the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Those efforts included funding of a full-time, permanent position for an Umoja program counselor, online discussions and activities for students and employees, and the creation of the Standing Against Racism resource webpage.

Below on this page, you’ll find more information and resources for support and further exploration of these issues. 

Some of the Voices in This Series

Mae Lee

Mae Lee

Payton Sample

Payton Sample

Edmundo Norte

Edmundo Norte

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander

Katelyn Pan

Katelyn Pan

Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor

Resources for Support and Further Exploration

Read the CAN/DID Newsletter

The Office of Communications will keep the college community informed about new installments in the series, through social media posts and emails to De Anza's faculty and classified professional staff, among others. Below you'll find links to the email messages.

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