just finished reading The Help. It was an excellent book, well-written with an overall uplifting spin. But it got me to thinking... many of us think that racism today is limited, or even dead. But in reality racism is a present and alive.
Example 1: When in Kentucky, we (our group of Asian friends) often encounter weird stares and even some comments.
Example 2: I ALWAYS get called "chinita" - I am NOT CHINESE!
Example 3: When trying to get into clubs in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles, I often find that groups of Asians have a difficult time getting into clubs. In fact, it is blatant racism that occurs in this setting. Groups of Caucasions parade into the club while Asians who have been standing outside for an hour solely based on the fact that they are Asian. This makes NO sense to me since many a time these are the people who will spend the most money in the club. And if there are that many of them standing outside, it is obviously the crowd the club is attracting. Lastly, why should there be a difference between us all anyways? Everyone is there to have fun, right?!
The examples go on and on, but I just thought it was interesting to see that there is still a divide and still segregation and priority given to people based on skin color- or hair and eye color.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Wow, has it really been so long since I have posted? Neglecting blog = bad!
Anyways, obvi I got engaged since my last post, it was all that I imagined and more. My man is so ridic awesome. <3!!!
It's nearing the end of our fantabulous first year of dental school. It's been filled with a whole lotta madness, and towards the end a whole lotta misplaced concentration. We just had our Cl II Amalgam competency, with an indirect #14 prep. I have to say this was the most confident I have been going into a competency, and the first time I did not panic! Maybe it was Dr. Stevenson's pep talk right before. I should tell him to give me one of those every competency. We also finished up with Musculo, for which our grade was based on one 47 question final. I hate classes like that. I need at LEAST two tests!!! Or at least more questions. Don't you just hate it when you study and study and only get to test on 1 of the 23423 things you studied? Me too.
Anyways, ONE MORE FINAL tomorrow and I am officially DONE WITH FIRST YEAR! I can't believe this day has come so soon. But THANK GOD, literally. Couldn't have done it without Him.