The Diversity Blog

List of 20 news stories.

  • How We Get to Antiracist Thinking

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity & Community Life
    Bishop's Director of Diversity & Community Life David Thompson spoke about honoring intersecting identities and how we arrive at antiracist thinking in a chapel talk on Oct. 13, 2020.
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  • A New Approach to DEI Education

    Lara Korneychuk, Upper School Diversity Coordinator
    Our goal for this year’s DEI curriculum is to create a proactive culture of regularly talking about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and make it a regular part of our lives at Bishop’s.
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  • Civil Discourse and Respectful Dialogue

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    At Bishop's, we expect our students and adults to approach all conversations with one another, in-class discussions and casual exchanges with civility and an openness to each other and individual experiences.
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  • DEI Update: What is Your Ministry?

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    When considering participation in a recent protest, a friend said, "Protesting is not my ministry."
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  • I am not ok, but thanks for asking.

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    When I began writing this post in response to recent news of George Floyd’s murder and what was then rising protest, I dreamed that as director of diversity and community life my words might incite a call to action.
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  • BRAVING Allyship

    Lara Korneychuk, Performing Arts Teacher
    Recently, associate director of college counseling A.J. Jezierski and I attended a virtual workshop on allyship, and this was no ordinary Zoom webinar.
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  • DEI Update: Asking for Help

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    Call a friend. Act and speak with kindness. Take a walk. Play a board game. Wash your hands.
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  • DEI Update: Take Care of Each Other

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    At Bishop’s, we recognize the impact of campus closures will be widespread, and that impact will vary by family.
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  • DEI Update: Coronavirus & Asian Community Members

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    In light of the unknown, humor feels like a safe response to discomfort but—and I hope it goes without saying—humor at the expense of another person or group doesn’t make anything better.
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  • DEI Update: Apologies and Good Intentions

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    Our well-meaning intentions can get in the way of the good work we do with one another and with students, leading to unintended outcomes.
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  • Embracing the "I Don't Know

    Lara Korneychuk, Performing Arts Teacher
    I want to invite you, this year, to join me in embracing the “I don’t know.”
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  • DEI Update: "Latinx"

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    What are your thoughts on "Latinx?"
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  • DEI Update: Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    Hispanic Heritage Month is September 16 - October 15 and begins with the celebration of Mexican independence from Spanish colonization following a 10-year war.
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  • DEI Update: The Downside of Diversity

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    A few weeks ago, a friend shared this Wall Street Journal op-ed with me.
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  • DEI Update: Tone-Setting Tips

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    With the opening of school what seems to be just minutes away, here are a few tips for tone-setting in your first few conversations.
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  • DEI Update: August 7, 2019

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    If you have time, I recommend you watch this video of Toni Morrison and Angela Davis discussing literacy, libraries, and liberation. I did not know she was 88.
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  • DEI Summer Read: Intersections of Identity

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    This weekend, amidst a particularly chaotic news cycle, I drew my attention to the news that focused on celebration in San Diego.
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  • DEI Summer Read: Liberty for Whom?

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    The Teaching Tolerance Blog titled their message this week, “Liberty for Whom?,” and stated, “a quintessentially American holiday, but the celebrated right to liberty has never applied to every American.” 
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  • DEI Summer Read - An Antiracist Reading List

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke of being a person who wonders during an open conversation at the People of Color Conference in 2017 and I think of this often.
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  • DEI Summer Read - Harvard's Drastic Decision

    David Thompson, Director of Diversity and Community Life
    This week's article will be out of date by the time you read it because information about this situation still being written.
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