C0llege, in it’s most idealized form, should be like a house on a hill. Free from preconceived notions of any kind, the college experience takes a teenager and replaces that teenager with a young adult who is hopefully ready to enter the working world of adults.
My college experience was the most trans-formative of my life. The person that I was when I moved in the first day of freshman year was not the same person who left that campus four years later with a bachelors in her hands. While I had a vast array of experiences during my undergraduate days, I never felt like I was discriminated against or attacked because of who I was and still am.
That is not the case for many college students today.
The thing that saddens and scares me is that today’s undergraduate college student is tomorrow’s leader in business or government. The lessons we learn and the experiences we go through in college will forever have a hold over us later in life.
My concern is that the undercurrent of fear and hatred on our college campuses today will have a cataclysmic affect on our future and not in a good way.