I recently attended Senior Day hosted by Porterville College. It was a fun day that was very informational but I was upset by something that happened there. During the opening seminar, the gentlemen who introduced the three guest speakers made a comment that caught me off guard. As he began talking, he opened with, “Where are all my Latinos at?”
I, along with many other non-latino people in the gym, felt excluded and unwelcome.
Intentional or unintentional, the statement was discriminatory and unprofessional. I feel that it is necessary for me to speak up because in this day and age, nobody should feel unwelcome or excluded because of their ethnicity.