Anita Casavantes Bradford, associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies and history at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: As a history professor, I strive to open my students’ eyes … to the ways that the past informs, but doesn’t necessarily determine, our personal futures. I work hard to help them grasp the full measure of their potential. By letting them know that I was once in their shoes, I am not just changing the way students see me. I can change the way they see themselves.

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