Archive for April 1st, 2003

anti-everything

Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 at about 7:42 pm

anti-everything

Going back to school hasn’t been so bad. Homework isn’t that much of a pain, really. At least, I can say this tonight, because I barely have any.

I get very tired almost every night during dinner. I can’t figure out why, I think it’s just that time of day. I’m beginning to wake up again, I always do. Every once in a while I’ll take a nap or something at about 7:00, but sometimes that makes it hard to sleep, and it guarantees I’ll be tired for the rest of the night. Ah, such extensive confusion. I’ll ignore it, because fatigue is starting to wear off.

Anna’s buddy icon says “Hispanic Pride”, except she isn’t Latin/Spanish/anything remotely Hispanic. I used to wonder if maybe she was adopted, she sorta looks like she might be Hispanic (maybe). I never remembered to ask her, though. I finally was talking to her today about it, and no, she just wishes she was Hispanic. Which seems, to me, blatantly racist, somehow, but I can’t really justify this statement.

Lately I’ve been really offended by some things that people say. On Sunday Zoë said something to the effect of “I love ethnic music”. So it’s good, so long as it isn’t Caucasian. Today I was talking to Sarah, Anna, Zoë, and maybe a couple others. We were talking about something like this, something about race. Sarah said, “I wish I was ethnic. White sucks.” I ground my teeth. I don’t care about the specifically anti-Caucasian sentiment, that doesn’t matter to me. But the fact that it’s anything but white, or really wanting to be another race at all, the fact that such distinctions are made between them, it bothers me. It shouldn’t matter what race you are. Yes, there is something to be said for cultural and ethnic pride, but there is also something to be said for moving past racial prejudices that have existed far too long in our society. And we can’t do that until the differences that really only exist in our minds are abolished.

Background noise: “Staring at the Sun” Offspring

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by tom