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A Lighthouse

A Lighthouse

Association President's Opening Day Speech at New Trier High School, 8/17/15

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Spiro Bolos

May 23, 2022
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  5. “…a new commitment from people of all races to question

    the status quo…”
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  8. “This was wrong and it was cold-hearted. Cold-hearted….

  9. “You took my son away from me. You know hard

    it was for me to get him to stay in school to graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not many!”
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  11. “…to talk about race…to stop being color blind and instead

    become color brave.”
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  18. THIS is Water

  19. THIS is Water “Morning, boys! How’s the water?”

  20. THIS is Water “What the hell is water?”

  21. 0 20 40 60 80 100 New Trier Employee Demographics

    (2014-15) African-American Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic/Latino White WHITE 82% LATINO 6% ASIAN 3% BLACK 8% This is water.
  22. 0 20 40 60 80 100 New Trier Employee Demographics

    (2014-15) African-American Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic/Latino White WHITE 82% LATINO 6% ASIAN 3% BLACK 8%
  23. 0 20 40 60 80 100 SUPPORT/SECURITY African-American Asian/Pacific Islander

    Hispanic/Latino White WHITE 73% LATINO 8% ASIAN 3% BLACK 16%
  24. 0 20 40 60 80 100 PPS African-American Asian/Pacific Islander

    Hispanic/Latino White WHITE 37% LATINO 30% ASIAN 2% BLACK 31%
  25. 0 20 40 60 80 100 FACULTY African-American Asian/Pacific Islander

    Hispanic/Latino White WHITE 94% LATINO 1% ASIAN 4% BLACK 1%
  26. 0 20 40 60 80 100 ADMINISTRATION African-American Asian/Pacific Islander

    Hispanic/Latino White WHITE 100% LATINO 0% ASIAN 0% BLACK 0%
  27. “it calls for the development of agile and diverse thinkers”

  28. 0 20 40 60 80 100 USA: Year 2010 African-American

    Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic/Latino White Other WHITE 65% LATINO 16% ASIAN 5% BLACK 12% OTHER 2%
  29. 0 20 40 60 80 100 USA: Year 2050 African-American

    Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic/Latino White Other WHITE 46% LATINO 30% ASIAN 8% BLACK 12% OTHER 4%
  30. 0 20 40 60 80 100 USA: Year 2050 African-American

    Asian/Pacific Islander Hispanic/Latino White Other WHITE 46% LATINO 30% ASIAN 8% BLACK 12% OTHER 4% “…a racially just school.”
  31. “culture is fundamentally more important and harder to change than

    strategy.”
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  33. “As educators, we seldom know the post script to our

    students’ stories.”
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