For this week’s part of our Pillar 2, we focused on Discrimination and Diversity.
Understanding the context and environment in which bullying (and any other types of discrimination) occurs is a key factor in combating bullying. The opposite of ‘discrimination and bullying’ is ‘diversity and tolerance’. This is something we try to celebrate and encourage in Boarding.
Cultural diversity, Ethnic diversity, Religious diversity, Age diversity, Gender diversity, Sexual orientation, Disability diversity and many more, are just some of the ways we need to be more open, tolerant and compassionate to others. If on the one hand, we should promote diversity in all these areas, we also need to be aware of the possibility of discrimination in each of these areas. The above list also enables us to have a clearer understanding of the various situations in which discrimination occurs in society. It does exist and it is easy to find it when we participate or engage in any of these fields.