Student Darian Costa: First Steps Toward Learning How the Other Half Lives

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Student Darian Costa wrote this op-ed piece about his feelings in the aftermath of the presidential election.

“I’m the first person in my family to go to college, an average state school I can barely afford, but I’ve been promised that if I graduate I will have opportunities my mom and dad have not enjoyed. Now I’m wondering if my girlfriend and I will have an economy to call home, when we graduate toward the end of Donald Trump’s first term.

“Will I become an angry, bitter, entitled bore who blames everyone who seems different than me for my situation?

“Will I become them?”

Costa is a Journalism student at San Francisco State University.