Whatever the reason, in failing to recognize and engage with Uribe and Ordoñez’s illiberal agenda, Harvard is failing to fulfill its core educational mission.
If you care about making sure that every child receives a quality education, if you care about the 32,000 children on charter school waiting lists, if your care about social justice, and if you care about putting more money into our public schools, vote “Yes” on Question 2 on November 8th.
While at Harvard, the appearance of self-assuredness in our beliefs can at times feel all important. Ultimately, however, an obsession with finding definite answers on every issue may lead to stagnation as opposed to discovery. Perhaps what we need more than ever is the courage to not have an answer.
As Big Papi concludes his legendary baseball career, my adult career begins. To me, that means my childhood has hung up its spikes as well.
For the sake of our emotional and mental health, we are allowed to take a break from the news, social media, or conversations with friends—and just be. We’re allowed to forget about the politics of it all, and regard ourselves as individuals outside of a world where skin color seems to automatically mean a death sentence.