|Originally posted by Zild |
I understand that. One of the many reasons I left UT is because it felt too white for me. I much prefer UTSA where half the students are hispanic. Not that I'm racist but it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable going to a school in a state where half the population is hispanic but only 6% of the students are. There are more asian, black, and international students at UT than there are hispanics. It felt very unfair to me.
I can understand that, although I can't really relate to it. I've been a minority, or been treated like one everywhere I've lived (including the time I spend in Pakistan, where I got picked on alot because I was obviously culturally American). The only exception is California. That the only place I've been where people treat you like a person instead of a member of group X. You really have to spend some time there to know what I'm talking about.
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"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller