Understanding and Dismantling Privilege
Being global means more than traveling around the globe. Being global means having a culturally proficient mindset. Having a culturally proficient mindset involves celebrating and advocating for diversity and being willing to face our own conscious and unconscious biases while also accepting the fact that some of us are born privileged. I know I was born in and with privileges. I accept that I have biases because of cultural and familial values and beliefs.
This reflection is a product of teaching a course for future school leaders on diversity in schools, my own educational and leadership journey, and my passion and desire to help create socially just educational systems and societies.
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White Privilege Conference and the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion
cultural proficiency, diversity, equity, bias, privilege, education
Brion, Corinne, "Being Global Means More Than Traveling Around the Globe … So, What Does It Mean?" (2020). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 249.