Posted on March 27, 2015
WE SHOULD HAVE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HONORING CESAR CHAVEZ
By Bao Bui, Lowndes County High School, Valdosta, GA
We are fortunate to live in a modern era with enough supplies and food. The farm workers dedicate their time and lives to supply us with these basic needs. Actually, about five decades ago, they endured terrible job conditions. Thanks to Cesar Chavez, migrant farm workers’ living standards have been improved. In one of his many well-known quotes, he proclaims, “We demand to be treated like the men we are! We are not slaves and we are not animals.” His ability to give farm workers a voice to change the world, as well as improve farm laborers’ lives, makes him the perfect candidate to be honored in a national holiday of the United States.Read more ...