March Participation

By | April 11, 2006

Yesterday I participated in a march. It was the first time that I’ve done something like this. I recognize that I have a lot of thoughts and opinions about things, but I often don’t do anything (often I don’t know what to do). It was of course the march in support of immigrant rights. I don’t think that I fully understand everything about the issue, but I believe that I know enough to know that I’m generally against some of the legislation proposed. Nonetheless, I almost didn’t go, using the excuse that I’m busy and there wasn’t much time to get there after school. I realized though that it is an issue that isn’t likely to affect me much, at least directly, even if the legislation passed. That being the case, it makes it really easy to rationalize why it isn’t important, or just ignore it, etc. But I don’t feel that’s the right answer. I’m glad I participated. Maybe we can all think about the people we could stand with and support, even when it doesn’t affect us directly.

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