BY: Juan Fernando Contreras (contributor)
I am angry. I am angry because people who have privilege in modern-day society, a society said to be ruled by “white males,” do not use their power in order to help those in need. People of color, immigrants, refugees escaping places where war is part of their mundane, do not choose to be in a difficult situation; rather, they are forced to run far away from the difficulties of their lives and choose to start over somewhere new. They cannot change that they are black, that they had to leave their country, or that they must seek political refuge abroad. I can’t bare but to wonder, can the people in power change their ways of thinking? Can they open up to the possibility that they have the key to a better “future” and to a land where we can all unite in harmony regardless of race, color, ethnicity or gender? That for me is what a defines a powerful person. Someone that does not use their high rank in society to strip other from what little amount of resources they have but helps them grow as strong as them so that in the future they can pursue the job that they had already begun.