March 4, 2012
A Lesson in Herd Mentality
In the syllabus, the title of that day's class was "Leadership and Cultural Competencies." As part of an introductory course on the elements of leadership, it was supposed to include a discussion of prejudice and the traits, values, and skills necessary for leaders in our diverse world. But my students were about to encounter intolerance much closer to home.
Earlier in the year, an openly gay man on the college staff had been the victim of vandalism on the campus, with homophobic