From Matrix: Perspective

Pam Barker graduated in 2014. She was a Political Science major, a successful member of the debate team, which was ranked in the top 32 teams of the country and the president of the Resident Hall Association in 2013-14, where she initiated inter-hall cooperation through monthly meetings. She is an assistant debate coach at Carroll University in Helena, Mont., where she teaches people to be successful advocates for the issues they find important. Photo by Leah Larson.
Pam Barker graduated in 2014. She was a Political Science major, a successful member of the debate team, which was ranked in the top 32 teams of the country and the president of the Resident Hall Association in 2013-14, where she initiated inter-hall cooperation through monthly meetings. She is an assistant debate coach at Carroll University in Helena, Mont., where she teaches people to be successful advocates for the issues they find important. Photo by Leah Larson.

By Pam Barker, Matrix Contributor

By Pam Barker
Matrix Contributor

White walls
White shoes
White cars
White people
White World
Everything growing up
was white
An Advocate
I never dreamed I’d be
Perspective colored the sky
Love blurred my straight lines
Understanding opened a window
The fresh air was overwhelming
It’s easy to think
That the world is
the way it always will be
But that
is not the case
Because people change
And come
And go
And adapt
Perspective is the key
I carried unknowingly
To unlock the world
And its beauty
Bright walls
Pastel shoes
Neon cars
Beautiful people
Technicolor World

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