Entries by CemelliDeAztlan

From Homeless to Harvard

August 19, 2013 8:55 PM by Cemelli De Aztlan

Cemelli De AztlanNot many people would have thought that a homeless, high school dropout from El Paso, Texas would make history at Harvard University. My story is only surreal because the opportunities are scarce, the teachings are censored, and discrimination still persists.
When I came back to El Paso, I wanted to make a difference in a place that I knew in my blood and bones. As a Racial Justice advocate and activist, I have the opportunity to engage people in discussions about real human struggles. Often, people ask: “What is Racial ...

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