The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board
To those not convinced that their vote carries enough weight, or to those that are not compelled to act this election day, we urge you: Vote for those who cannot — their lives, that are equally as intrinsic and dignified as your own, deserve nothing less.
From our systems of policing and criminal justice to the two-party system at large, the structures that govern our lives at the local and national level must be re-evaluated, rebuilt and reorganized.
The UW-Madison BIPOC Coalition fights to ensure that all BIPOC students feel heard, respected, and welcome on this campus, yet have been repeatedly ignored by UW Administration — continuing a cycle of institutionalized oppression of marginalized voices.
The “American Dream” is dependent on each person, and to believe it’s a one-size-fits-all guide to being a citizen is exactly why revoking DACA will fail to provide for the folx it is made for. It’s failing the folx that are seeking opportunity and access, by revoking their ability to earn their degree, have a job and live a full life.
Finding new ways to better students’ educational experiences certainly requires dedication to research and policy change — overhauling the American education system as we know it is no small task. But just because it may be difficult to restructure our schools in a way that is equitable and beneficial for everyone doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
In the end, claiming a space is “safe” only goes so far as the work that is put into it, and it is up to individuals on whether that space is truly safe for them — and not hold it against them if they change their mind.