This morning I went to have my blood drawn, got me some medical problems...very sad tale but it's for another post. Anyway I go into the lab and put my name down and go sit in the waiting room. Eventually I hear my first name, but some weird last name. "Mr. Derp Seeuh*? Derp Seeuh?" I was the only male there so I figured it was me. I go up to the lady and say "uh...my name is Garcia*." She laughs and looks at me then chuckles while saying, "huh you don't LOOK like a Garcia."
So I go sit down and she's prepping to draw my blood and starts grilling me about my ethnic background. She sneered at me and asked if I spoke Spanish. I told her I speak a little and she fucking "tsk"d at me. She asked me my mother and father's ethnicity after which she flatly said. "Well then you're white." This is because I was not racially pure enough for her I guess. And yeah once again, I just made it clear I was uncomfortable but didn't say anything to her about it other than "uh...yeaaaaaaah," and "riiiiiiiiiight." I mean, what do you do when someone starts interrogating you about your ethnic purity?
Personally I'm not a fan of "ethnic pride" "racial pride" or "national pride." To me it seems so petty and archaic. The world we live in now is so global and immediate that cultures clash on a minute by minute basis. I get that people want to have a special group identity, they want to belong and feel special but all this petty tribalism is going to bring us down in the end. Fostering a sense of equality and unity despite differences in skin, language, national origin is what I'm all about. Why do Americans hate French people? No one knows. I bet if you asked someone on the street they couldn't come up with a reason, or maybe they'd say "Well they're snooty and herpderpy." First off, that's mostly Paris, secondly have you ever even met a French person? Probably not. Are they really any bigger dicks than Americans? Probably not. Have you ever met someone from New York City?
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Now if you'll excuse me, I have some minority scholarships to apply for.
*not my real name, but you get the idea.