My name's Calvin, my pronouns are He, Him, His, and until I came to the U of O, I did not think saying that was necessary, Here is how I have changed.
Mine are SHE, HER, HERS!
Mine are HE, HIM, HIS!
My pronouns are THEY, THEM, THEIRS!
This was so interesting to me, it opened my eyes that not everyone is of binary status, some people do not identify with traditional gender norms, and as I have come to learn at the UO, this is OK! In classes like EDST 111, we see that not all realities are the same, eveyone comes from different backgrounds and deals with different disparity and issues.
What's going on? Are there really issues?
Today we are going to discuss the disparities in issues in immigration at the US Mexican border
In my spanish classes, I was introduced to some of my first major national issues that did not have an uninformed conservative spin on them, as they did in my small hometown.
The UO has taught me a lot about reality, the classes I have taken here have given me knowledge, which gives power. It is important to be tolerant, accepting, and strive to find the truth. If those goals are at one's forefront, they will be a citizen of understanding and empathy.