Ruben E. Reyes Jr. '19 is a former Editorial Chair and Editorial Writer living in Leverett House. He studies History and Literature, and is originally from Diamond Bar, California. His interests include United States politics, race, structural inequity, and pop culture.
Writer Ruben E. Reyes Jr. can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the surface, a failed gubernatorial candidate who peddles in xenophobia does not seem like a productive person to teach Harvard students about “[t]he processes through which ideas become public policy.”
This Fuerza Latinx is noticeable among our community that has people helping out their families back home, fighting for social change, pursuing medical careers, doing original research, learning how to write music, and so much more.
Having white friends, as a person of color, can be exhausting. It’s much easier to make friends with other people of color who already understand the way the world pushes against you because of the melanin you carry in your skin.