Shocked and horrified at the crude propoganda tactics the speaker used, it also caused me to begin thinking about our own effect in our respective communities. While ISACs prides itself in it's bipartisanship, it also is about diverse minds coming together to solve a common goal: making higher education accessible and affordable for all. However, what I learned from these last few days and the help of a radio speaker, is that we, as a group funded by a part of the stimulus bill called the "Challenge Grant", will be facing many social issues while striving for our goal.
I strongly believe that by spreading the word about our program and paving the way for a new generation of leaders, we also should prepare ourselves for the racial disparity and misconceptions that exist in our society. Regardless of your political beliefs, we as a group will have an overwhelming impact on this state, and it is our social responsibility to keep these issues in mind. Realize that forty years after the Civil Rights movement, discrimination still exists and will persist without furthering social change.