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TOPIC: Racism

Racism 20 Nov 2016 10:31 #10983

  • steffani.o
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When my family came from Guatemala I too them to Sea World in San Diego. I remember we were looking at the dolphins and were the first ones there so we got the best view. They announced that it was time for the first group to move on and "share with other people". As they were saying that we were getting a picture taken with the dolphin and the trainer. 5 seconds is what it took when a lady went off on us. She was obviously hispanic and she knew how to talk Spanish because she talked english with an accent. My family can understand some words in English and can say some words like hello, thank you and please. The lady went off on us asking if we were stupid or if we had something wrong with us that we didn't understand when the trained talked in english telling us to move on. As she was yelling at us in english I told my family to just walk away and we did, but they were confused as to why the lady was yelling at us. They didn't understand the announcement so to them we were doing nothing wrong. Thinking about it now, that lady was probably one of the hispanics that voted for trump.
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Racism 20 Nov 2016 19:42 #10995

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Hi, thank you for sharing with us your real experiecne with racism. Sometimes we just focus too much on racism against black people but neglect that against the asian and latino people. Some people really have the thoughts that only english can be spoken in the country, which is really pathetic. We should embrace plurality and multiculturalist environment like Canada.
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