I think today at that meeting was one of the most eye opening (and mind opening) experience I’ve experienced during my first quarter here at college.
Being in that room, with prominent student leaders of color - who all have the same passion of advocating diversity and inclusivity of all races cultures, genders, and sexual orientation within this community - and with the people who had the resources and power to change all that gave me an insight of how really the real world works.
Seeing these students leaders fight for what is morally right, and seeing how these powerful people respond and act after hearing these concerns and issues that surround students of color - nonchalantly nodding with ambiguous responses - made me realize that no matter what happens, no matter how much fight for these causes, the people who have the power will do nothing about it, for they have not personally experienced the issues that students of color face and they have no priority of fixing these issues.
Politics, micro-aggressions, advocacy and all of these related topics that I personally had no interest in before college, are now the areas I want to pursue in and get involved. These student leaders have inspired to take action, because if we don’t continue to advocate and address these issues, then nothing will get done.