I have no problem with America diversifying.Â I look forward to having a multi-racial president, I have no problem with immigration and I think the benefits of multiculturalism are immense.Â 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.Â Â 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. Â Each group must surreptitiously watch an area of the Temple campus for 30 minutes and record interpersonal interactions and the racial groups which interacted. Â Having been assigned the “skate park” portion of Temple I proposed we get skate gear and talk like board leet mutha’s. Â 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. Â I thought this odd, and continued joking with the others about the mad grind stalls I planned on doing. Â As said beet faced person left I then realized she had a limp that would make a run in with a loan shark jealous. Â 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. Â Let’s look in, my commentary is in brackets. Â “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….].” Â 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. Â 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.” Â 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. Â 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”. Â I got a few glances as I pumped my fists wildly.