Diversity and Equity


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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is committed to providing learning and working environments that ensure and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.  People of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization.  GCCCD strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.


For information on GCCCD Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and procedures, or employee and applicant demographics, please see the  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) site.

Professional Development Learning Resources

These Professional Development learning resources are some that have been recommended by colleagues to help understand these complex issues.

Grossmont College Diversity Initiatives

Cuyamaca College Diversity and Inclusion

June 2020 Governing Board Resolution in Denunciation of Violence Against Black Americans and Commitment to Anti-Racism

Articles and Videos

Settler Colonialism as Structure: A Framework for Comparative Studies of U.S. Race and Gender Formation 

When Xenophobia Spreads Like a Virus

How Racism Harms White Americans – a lecture by Historian John Bracey

The Man Card – A film about white male identity politics from Nixon to Trump

Racial Battle Fatigue: What Is It and What Are the Symptoms?

11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism

Bystander Intervention Training

How To Be An Ally  

To Be an Asian Woman in America

I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype

Recommended Books

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.  

Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear  by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee

The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism by Shannon Sullivan

Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege by Shannon Sullivan

Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans  by Ronald Takaki

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement
by Paula Yoo