Attending a University is an accomplishment for any student. It opens doors. Many students would not be able to attend a college because of where they came from and the opportunities they were afforded are not applicable to a higher education.
In the 1960’s was a time of racism. There were not many African American students attending Marquette University. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. riots began to form in Detroit then Milwaukee. Students became part of the movement. They brought Marquette University administration a list of demands to push the EOP program into action and move the school in a better direction from all classes. The student driven movement is an inspiration to all because it is often thought that change can only be seen in politics.
As students it is often thought and considered to get a degree, graduate, get a job, maybe a husband and or wife and after that there may be a kid on its way. These steps leave a gap. It is not acknowledging the privilege to be able to take those steps for a better future for yourself that many others will never get. As for the excuse I am just a student I can not make a difference. It has been done before, it can be done again.