“You can’t solve a problem unless you are willing to admit that it is there,” explained Morning Meeting Speaker Kahlil Greene. “You must be willing to learn about it to understand it.”
That can start with looking at the issues facing individual communities—including Taft—Greene noted.
“Every organization differs in which issues are most pressing in their community based on its history. At Taft and in other school communities, students and faculty must understand these issues and develop solutions to address them to make the environment more inclusive.”
Things like belonging initiatives serve as solutions, Green explains, but learning about and understanding the issues at the heart of each problem is critical in developing meaningful solutions. How to get there? It begins with learning, which leads to action. It will be sustained by those brave enough to lead.
“Stand up for marginalized individuals when you can, educate when you can. What’s done in the name of bravery will better the community as a whole.”
One week after his 19th birthday, Kahlil Greene, aka the Gen Z Historian, was elected the first Black student body president in Yale University’s 318-year history. Now, he’s an online educator with more than 500,000 followers and 20 million views across his social media platforms. He speaks at schools, nonprofits, and corporations about Gen Z standards for diversity, equity, and inclusion and has authored op-eds about this topic in the LA Times, Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review.