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San Francisco Unified School District Labels Acronyms a ‘Symptom of White Supremacy Culture’

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has deemed acronyms a “symptom of white supremacy culture.” In response, its performing arts department will dump the acronym “VAPA” in favor of the name “SFUSD Arts Department.” According to the director of the department, “The use of so many acronyms within the educational field often tends to alienate those who may not speak English to understand the acronym.”

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