Current Mood: Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
This week I have the pleasure of attending the Black Brown and College Bound conference in Tampa, Florida. And what an experience it has been. Today is Day 1 of the conference which has been filled with amazing speakers and motivators so far. The overall theme of the conference was to create and inform students and community college staff of ways that they can improve and promote men of color excel in their collegiate academia.
Through these sessions, I could not help but realize how privileged I am. I am grateful for having a loving mother who displays through her actions and words defining unconditional love. I was raised in a family who placed the highest value on my relationship with God and education. And I have been immersed in an environment and community that strives to make a change in society. Some of these opportunities and relationships are sometimes not expanded to all people of color. And through the conference, I realized that I am privileged. And through my privilege, I feel guilty that I have not used most of the skills, lessons, and opportunities with other people of color. I feel guilty that I have been so infatuated with my own self that I failed to realize my fellow brothers were struggling. I feel guilty that of the time spent binging on Netflix while people of color are fighting to preserve the rights in this suppressive society.
As I go back to Montgomery College this upcoming week I plan to be more active in my community and share this experience with other people of color. And ensure that not they have a voice but the community is there for them as well.
As always have good weekend and spread some positivity.