Diversity and Communities

Schools and communities that lack diversity or lack the leadership to address race and diversity, often see the world and education through a lens of colorblindness; it is not important so why make it an issue. Years ago while visiting the St. John’s School of Houston, a premiere day school, an African-American leader in the independent school world who was there, told me that diversity is only as important as an institution’s leadership make it. I have found this to be true. If it is only important to people of color, we will and do grow frustrated and leave those schools. The chapel talk here by Brooks head of school is worth a watch, as he discusses race, racism, diversity, and community.

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