While important to understand, these commonalities and differences don’t predict any individual’s values, choices or responses to any given situation. This is why it is essential to approach every individual with an open mind, respect and authentic interest for understanding. We are all unique, and we should explore and contemplate our individual similarities and differences.
As educators, we encourage students to explore these similarities and differences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. Beyond simple tolerance, this is about embracing and celebrating what makes each of us unique—and how we come together as a community when we do.
This is what Diverse by Design is all about.