Mi Mayor Venganza, by La India, a message of strength and power.

During our last meet up we were asked to pick a song, and the first to come into my head was “Mi Mayor Venganza”, by India, a Puerto Rican artist. When I was younger my parents would play her along with other artist every morning, and I vividly remember her voice and the impact of its impression on me. It sounded so fierce and powerful and although I could not

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LatinX in the horizon of Stem careers.

When someone analyzes stem related careers throughout the United States and its ethnic groups, the LatinX community is not nearly as high as the Caucasian community. Within the minority percentage of scientists and engineers, the LatinX community still lingers in the rear indicating that there is an overt apparent lack of diversity with LatinX in the STEM community. According to NSF statistics of scientist and engineers in the workplace in

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The broader perspective of disability.

What do we define as disability? This question is simple with a variety of interpretations, most of which often overlook a particular subsection, invisible disabilities. According to Merriam-webster.com, disability is defined as, “a physical, mental, cognitive, or developmental condition that impairs, interferes with, or limits a person’s ability to engage in certain tasks or actions or participate in typical daily activities and interactions.” Yet, a typical stereotype of what society

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The unspoken correlation of racism and democracy

For us to in vision and become a truly democratic nation, we must first understand the untold, and often overlooked side of its foundation. History has a tendency to repeat itself, which is a core reason that when it comes to democracy, we must understand how it came into society, the reasons for its development, and the analyzation of its contemporary tactics within our present society. If we trace back

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Interpreting democracy and liberation as a whole.

When many hear about liberation, they correlate it to democracy and the pursuit of it. Although the norm of the two are referenced side by side, they differ in not only value, but its meaning. Yet if you ask different people from different parts of the world, they each would have a different definition of what constitutes democracy. Liberation, on the other hand may be defined more narrowly as a

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A reflection of unity, strength and solidarity.

Attending this first event at the Graduate Center of the Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Institute was motivational experience that opened my eyes to the dynamics of leadership and its counterparts. It was amazing to see that my fellow peers have different styles of leadership, and hearing about how they use it to voice and fuel others to succeed. With the incorporation of prior Leadership Fellows present, and presenting was a

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