A Deeper Understanding for People of Good Will

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Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote: "Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will." Our general communal good will is necessary – but not sufficient – for us to become inclusive institutions. In order for our institutions to thrive, everyone in the community has to recognize that incidental efforts to support inclusion and diversity must become more intentional and deepen. Within this presentation, I will address the following questions: Why is general good will not enough? How can we deepen one another’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities surrounding inclusion on campus? As a leader, what am I called to do to deepen that understanding?

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