A Note on Charlottesville

The incidents that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend have revealed just how far we have to go as a country to become a place where every American feels safe, empowered, and a part of a wonderfully diverse nation that is greater than the sum of its individual members. I feel comfortable speaking for the entire community in saying that Dublin School stands strongly against intolerance and bigotry of any kind. We take pride in our diversity and expose our students to ideas that will not only encourage and challenge them, but also ask them to see the world through the eyes of others. I have recently returned from six weeks of travel around the world and am firmly dedicated to the idea of continuing to expose our students to different cultures, peoples and ideas. A liberal arts education along the lines that Dublin offers is designed to enrich our lives by exposing us all to the wonderful diversity we will encounter in our journeys.

During these difficult times I encourage all of us to act courageously and speak truth to injustice and intolerance. Incidents like this one add weight and purpose to the academic and moral work in which we engage every day at Dublin.

Sincerely, Brad Bates