“we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the
lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself..”—President Obama Inauguration
It’s been two whole days since I left Syracuse. I’m in Brandeis and when these guys I have to dress up, it’s impressive. I like Boston. It has its own personality and real strong sense and pride of knowing who it is. Boston is a trademark, that has been sold and bartered for education for recreation for their irishman and their drinking.
I punched Fenway yesterday. But honestly it is beautiful. Real baseball almost year-round.
But even in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country with ethnic whites waving the flags of their country of cultural descent outside their homes and small businesses, I can’t help but realize that a huge reason why I enjoy Boston so much is the large population of Asian American students here. With my friends guiding me through new relationships with new Asian American friends, I realize that we kinda already know each other. Fortune 100 companies can learn more than just a few things from Asian people networking.
Half my classes consistently deal with with interracial relationships, racism, why we treat each other the way we do. Why do we segregate ourselves? I thought my mindset was revolutionary and actually pretty damn cool-sounding when I announced to my class that I am ready and willing to be friends with anyone who I can laugh with, who can make me laugh. Yet almost everyone who I hold with high regard are not Asian but Korean.
But they make me happy. I’m glad to spend time with the friends i have currently. I don’t want to have to worry about being too exclusive with just my Asian friends. Asian people are people too. I’ve been in situations where white people are kind of pissed that Asians only hang out with each other because they can’t see Asian people in a context where their personalities are superior to their own. IDK. But when actually presented with a choice, it’s easier and I don’t wanna be judged for that. Ahrahs?