The last presidential election, which Emanuel Dushaj likened to a “civil war” of words, has convinced him that he is on the right track, which he hopes will lead to George Washington University and a law degree. But not for the reason one might think.
“I can’t be a politician, I take things to heart,” says Dushaj, a Macomb history and political science major. “I do want to go to law school. Not to work for a corporation, but to serve the human condition. A job with the United Nations is my ultimate dream.”
A law degree, believe Dushaj, will “open doors” for him that other fields cannot. And through those doors he wants to take on such issues as the environment, terrorism and human trafficking. Participating in a recent conversation on the last election via interactive video with students from the University of California, Berkeley, coordinated by his political science professor, Dushaj came dressed in a suit because, he says, “your appearance says a lot.” And so, too, the manner in which you present your opinions to others.
“No one takes time for persuasion anymore,” reflects Dushaj. “People are too quick to label others who don’t agree with them. You will never persuade anyone if you label them.”
Enrolling at Macomb after graduating from L’Anse Creuse North High School, Dushaj intends to transfer to Wayne State before moving to Washington, D.C., to pursue his law degree. “Coming to Macomb was one of the best things I could have done in my life,” says the 18-year-old, who balances full-time studies with a customer service job at AT&T. “I really appreciate the opportunities that I have been given here.”