To me, patriotism isn’t much different from a religion. It’s a belief in a less nebulous higher power, one that must similarly go unquestioned.
Put differently, racism on college campuses is inextricably linked to the severe lack of meaningful dialogue about race-related issues in primary and secondary education.
The decision to pursue postsecondary education outside of my home came with the price of leaving my family behind. It was emotional and tumultuous.