Sacramento State is currently celebrating gender equality and racial diversity through a series of events and discussions on campus. These events help spotlight groups that are often marginalized in society. While these events are a good start, the reality is that we must all make an effort to be aware of and include groups that fall outside of the mainstream of dialogue.
Celebrating diversity and gender equality during designated months is a good first step, but inclusivity and acceptance are things we should work toward all year.
We must also keep in mind that there are other marginalized groups that also need recognition that perhaps don’t receive it. Everyone is deserving of respect and recognition, including people with disabilities, people who fall outside the gender binary, and all members of minority groups who usually live in the periphery of national attention.
We encourage our readers to take advantage of the events on campus celebrating Women’s “Herstory” Month. We at The State Hornet plan on celebrating women still when April rolls around, as well as taking the time to tell everyone’s story regardless of what month it is.