Thoughts on the “YOU BELONG HERE” sign
At first, I thought this sign was directed at VCU Students since not everyone is from the Richmond area and so it’s like a call to them. However, knowing the history of the sign, I thought more and this could also be for Richmond natives, to those who were here before the expansion of VCU. Since there is an influx of people coming in, Richmond natives shouldn’t feel like they’re not welcome, it was their home first, so they shouldn’t feel like they should leave either. What makes me feel like I belong to a place is when I don’t feel like I have to ask myself if I do belong in the first place. There shouldn’t be any doubts or questioning if I should leave or even find the need to integrate myself, I should just fit in.