Category Archives: Community

Latin and esprit de corps – WSJ

“A dead language helps forge identity and esprit de corps.”

Source: Black Men Speaking Latin – WSJ


Team spirit

“Spirit can also mean a feeling of belonging to a group, like a sports team or a school. If a student is active at school and sets a good example for others, we say they show great school spirit.Another way to say this is with a French expression: esprit de corps. This means belonging to a group and having feelings of intense energy and loyalty for members of that group.”

Source: Show Your Team Spirit!

Governmental esprit de corps

What I discovered from my interactions with other commissioners, members of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) staff, and federal agency leaders from throughout the country, was a level of esprit de corps I had never witnessed in government before. People of all backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, political views, and more were singularly focused on ensuring that we advanced the needs, interests and aspirations of all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our country.

Source: Asian-American Leaders Reflect on Obama’s Legacy for the Community – NBC News