Taking a stance with Dr. G
April 18, 2017
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The annual CSUSM Career Fair took place in the USU Ballroom April 6. Several students attended and visited the various booths that had been set up in an effort to help our Cougars get some ideas on potential careers they would like to pursue.
However, there was also a protest that students from STAND, M.E.Ch.A and Feminists Unite stood in unity in order to inform the student body of what it means to be an undocumented student with Border Patrol amongst them.
Student A: Dr. G, my question is why would the university keep inviting Border Patrol if they know it will upset students?
It does upset some students, but not every single Border Patrol agent you meet is a bad individual with intentions of harming anyone on campus especially. Keep in mind they are people, too, at the end of the day.
Student B: Dr. G Border Patrol offers careers for students, so if students don’t support them why don’t they just stay away from their table during the Career Fair for instance?
There is the old saying, “It’s easier said than done.” Student B, I want you to place yourself in a room with someone that makes you feel uncomfortable, and you potentially can’t leave the presence of. Envision this scenario, and tell me how you feel.
Student C: Hey Doc, is anyone necessarily in the wrong here? I’ve been hearing different opinions about Border Patrol on campus.
Honestly, the biggest thing I can tell you to do is to just get informed. Know all the facts, talk to as many people as you can and show kindness all around. It’s not a bad world unless you make it one.