I have no problem with America diversifying.  I look forward to having a multi-racial president, I have no problem with immigration and I think the benefits of multiculturalism are immense.  I was tested today when I received a note that my time card had to be in sooner due to the holidays, and it was entirely in Spanish.   Oddly, the sheet used the informal favor instead of the more Americanized por favor for “please”.

If this is the emerging trend I hope the Warlpiri never become our dominant ethnic minority.

We received group assignments in SOC R064 today.  Each group must surreptitiously watch an area of the Temple campus for 30 minutes and record interpersonal interactions and the racial groups which interacted.  Having been assigned the “skate park” portion of Temple I proposed we get skate gear and talk like board leet mutha’s.  Everyone in the group was engaged in this joviality when I asked the girl to my left what she thought, she turned beat red and started reviewing for a geology test.  I thought this odd, and continued joking with the others about the mad grind stalls I planned on doing.  As said beet faced person left I then realized she had a limp that would make a run in with a loan shark jealous.  I always come in before her and talk with the girl next to me so I suppose I never noticed a walking deficiency that would make her jealous of Nancy Kerrigan.

My antithesis stole and nearly ate the microphone in American Ethnicities, the guest speaker wasn’t prepared.  Let’s look in, my commentary is in brackets.  “I think the patriot act is just an excuse [okay], to descriminate against foreigners [a little stretch], because of the nation-less multinationals that control America [stop], and allowed September 11th to happen [stop now], so they could seize power and put down the Mexicans [nice save, wait….].”  I’ve never seen PowerPoint slides go by as quickly after that.

All students in my American Ethnicities are incapable of speaking loudly and coherently simultaneously.  I decided to break this trend when the question: “Why were the benefits of the GI BILL so disproportionately directed towards white men” I responded in a bellow “The government didn’t like black people.”  No one disagreed…

I was reviewing for my Soc 0064 American Ethnicities exam and was worried that discriminatory lending was the only case of discrimination without prejudice that I could come up with.  Worried that this was insufficient I smiled when I saw the 2nd test question started out with “John works at a bank and cannot lend to those with bad credit, which may overproportionately affect African Americans, this is an example of”.  I got a few glances as I pumped my fists wildly.