Former Cardinal forward Peter Sauer, pictured here in a Jan. 16, 1999 game against UCLA, died on Sunday when he collapsed and hit his head after a recreational-league game. Sauer had a wife and three kinds. (REUTERS)
Nelson Mandela provided a vision and a moral compass, not only for South Africa, but for the world. Celebrating his life is to refuse to accept that inequality is normal, that injustice can be tolerated, and that addressing poverty, ignorance, and disease in so much of the world is someone else’s responsibility.
Currently, in the state of California, transgender students’ rights are in contention. It is our responsibility as community members to become educated about transgender issues. Challenge yourself to think critically about how our society systematically discriminates against those who do not conform to gender norms.