I too am…

There seems to be this constant need to belong. The constant need to prove that one belongs. A question can be posed towards that dilemma. But why? Could it be a need to feel less or more likely than? Does it stem from fear or a complex, just maybe it can be a fear-complex? A movement called “I too am” displayed a clear notion for college students that needed to say “I too belong” without the questions and judgment. The movement seems to connect very well to this Langston Hughes Poem:

I, Too
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.
Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.
The movement started with Harvard and continues to spread among different universities such as Oxford, Berkeley, Princeton and countless others. Take a look at their messages and engage with the movement. Can you relate?

Written by Incluvision

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