Two of the P.R.I.D.E. principles that Hofstra preaches are Diversity and Community and Respect for Self and Others. Apparently, our country does not seem to value these principles as much as Hofstra does. A primary example of this is our mistreatment of illegal immigrants. Even though they are not technically citizens, we must recognize that these are still people. They are not the unwanted gum that attaches itself to the bottom of our shoe. We need to respect what these people contribute to our country day after day in a foreign land. Overall, America could use a little Hofstra P.R.I.D.E.
How did the first settlers of America obtain their land? Some of our ancestors, the founders of the America that we live in today, were illegal immigrants who stole land from the Native Americans, the rightful owners. Subsequently, they forced the Native Americans to move further and further West until they were cornered into sometimes inadequate reservations.