I have just completed a tour giving school assemblies to youth in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King. It is inspiring to see that high school students from both affluent to impoverished communities can be motivated by the memory of this great man and his ideology. Equality is something to truly aspire. After my last presentation, a physics teacher came to me with a question, “ How do I motivate my Latino students, who are considered illegal, to do well in school when they feel as if they are not included in this countries creed that all men are created equal.”
I understood the frustration of this teacher. It is not that a Latino student is capable of learning as is apparent from this physics teacher, it is that they do not have a sense of purpose since they are not allow the full benefits of an education. The happiness I felt from receiving a standing ovation from this youth motivational assembly dissipated as my heart sunk to this realization. WE NEED A DREAM ACT.