At one hearing, a blind woman tearfully explained how she lost a prestigious scholarship opportunity after her GPA fell because her reader was laid off. That classroom assistance was essential because math figures needed verbal translation.

Another mobility-impaired student testified that losing transportation services made moving between campus buildings extremely painful. It also affected her grades when attending some classes became impossible.

Disabled Community College Students Fight Budget Cuts in Classroom AT and Other Academic Supports.

Funding for California community colleges was cut by 10%. Funding to disabled student services at California community colleges was cut by 40%. - (disabilityhistory).

You choose to let yourself be offended.

White Male Proverb.

I didn’t learn how to trim hedges or cook till I came to America. I am not Kunta Kinte. This is not Roots.

My aunt to her daughters about Saturday chores (I’m crying. She was the last born).

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.

Robin Williams.