As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
After taking the time to collect evidence, think through, and organize ideas, I am left to wonder. After everything is said and done, what is left? What is left but to love? What can we do with harsh histories, that have tried to patch up wounds, and left some wounds to heal by themselves - what can we do with these wounds? Is there anything that can and will be done? When we think of present inequalities, that were shaped through history, and remnants, if not more that exist to the present day? When we think of statistics that should give us clear ideas of facts we want to know, but realize that these figures are created, skewed, to tell the story they want to tell.
As I write I am referring to the in-eqaulity that Hispanic / Latino students are facing through higher education. I'm sure that there is much more to uncover, but what bothers me, over and over again is that politicians, law, policy makers, or specialists within their field, know about the existence of systemic barriers that have existed for years, but continue to use manipulate knowledge to act as barricades to access, and services. Where we see racism, and modern form colonialism working at its best. There is inequality in all systems, and in every western nation. I can talk about other systems, but because my focus is the Hispanic / Latino population in the USA at this present moment, my thoughts will remain here.
Knowing the inequity exists, it doesn't meant that we use the tools that we have to create more inequality, or social divides. It's about using what you have to improve upon what exists. This is the true foundation of knowledge acquisition, and the pinnacle of service. Gaining a skill, acquiring a specialist knowledge is includes being ethical, and socially conscious about the how skills or knowledge is put to use. In other words use what you have for the good, and not to become the evil genius.
It is my hope that politicians, law, and policy makers will come together for the good of the Hispanic / Latino community, to find effective solutions for the DACA program, amending the DREAM Act, or paving pathways for new solutions, such as Immigration Reform, for the millions of undocumented who are living in America.
I continue to reflect .... My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)