Why do I need to persuade to you that a Critical Ethnic Studies is needed?
Are my personal concerns not enough or legitimate?
Do I need to change my language and sound more academic in order to prove how intellectually significant an ethnic studies would be?
In two days I’ll stand in front of faculty to plea, the need for a critical race and ethnic studies, as they look at me with their degrees in their eyes.
Inherently making me believe inferior—not because they don’t know me- but because this education system alienates us from she.
Do I have to change my language so you can hear me?
Were you born with a book and a pencil in your mouth?
I know you may occupy a position under a bureaucratic system, but how can you forget where you came from?
After all, there was a time when you were an activist just like me.