If your child marches to a different beat, a different drummer, you might just have to go along with that music. Help them achieve what's important to them.
I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.
When everyone at school is speaking one language, and a lot of your classmates' parents also speak it, and you go home and see that your community is different -there is a sense of shame attached to that. It really takes growing up to treasure the specialness of being different.
Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society.
I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.