This week blog I decided to do a reflection of the article. This article was very difficult for me to read, not because of the word but because of its message. Reading about how humans being are being deprived of their fundamental right, to freedom, to decide what they want do with their own life. The thing that hurt me the most was my lack of knowledge in the matter. My lack of knowledge got me thinking, that as a member of the Latino community and a woman I had suffered my share of discrimination. But never had I ever been told that I cannot choose my own path that is up to society to choose for me. As a married woman who love her husband dearly, it would’ve cause an excruciating pain if I was told, that because of who I choose to be, I couldn't married the love of my life.
As I continue reading the article, my three year old baby girl sits next to me, she wants to help Mami with her homework. While I continue reading the article, l can’t help but to look at this three year old little girl coloring next to me, so smart yet so innocent. As her parent my job is to protect her from any harm and to teach her that she can be whomever she desires, that no one can’t tell her any different. But am I being realistic? Am I preparing her for the real world? I can’t only imagine how hard it must for a parent, who has a child of the LGBT community that feels that the only option they have is to commit suicide because the felt that, they were unwanted, unwelcome.
Point to share; yes I do agree that school has a lot to improve on how they deal with teaching kids about different type of families. But I do feel that this job belong to each and one of us, we need to stop using derogatory words towards the LGBT people. We need to be aware that we the heterosexual community are the privilege group, like Delpit said, we are the change that this world needs because, and we have the power to create a better world for our children. We have the power to say enough is ENOUGH!!!!