I must act to be the person that stands up for those that have been socially hushed their entire lives. Society and institutions have marginalized minorities from achieving their dreams, and if there is one thing that this class has taught me, it is that the only way to free ourselves from society’s constricting tendencies is by learning about one another. Whether it is learning about the trans community or exploring the hardships that come with being Latino, society as a whole can begin to learn through the diversification of the institutions that will produce the leaders of tomorrow. In order to have a better understanding of the world we live in, and not just what the media has us believe, I believe that it is essential to truly bring in minorities into higher education. It wouldn’t only benefit the minority students, but it would also benefit the represented margin, making them more aware of what this country is truly like. This video shows the passion with which I speak, and it is also an eye opener for those that have never looked into the subject. The next four years will be used as an act to move one step closer in the goal of breaking down the walls erected by society. We can then do like Gloria Anzaldua wished to do and break away from the divides that are reinforced within our environment.
Gloria Anzaldua “La Conciencia de la Mestiza”