Sunday, November 06, 2005

Brown?! What do you mean Brown?! Let's just say I feel gray sometimes...

Seems like I only update once a week... It's because these weeks have gone flying. No kidding... I think I have like 4 weeks of classes left. Juelule!!! So many things to do for tomorrow.

This week in particular, I've been feeling gray. When I came to the States and someone first said I was "Brown" I thought "what the heck?!" cause I really didn't know that's how some refer to Latinos... anyway, now I know. But where I live right now it seems like everything is Black and White, especially at school. And if it is like that, I think a more appropriate terms for Latinos would be gray... we really don't fall into any end. My friends are ALL colors. And I can relate to all at some point. Mmmm... I don't know how to make my point here. Ok, so on Friday, someone came to visit and she said that her new school's student population is 60% Latino. When she said that I got to thinking how long it has been since I was in such situation... you know, with so many Latinos. I had a little trouble imagining how uark would be if we had 60% Latino. That may never happen, though. At least I won't see it happen.

Then, this week, I went to the Unity step show on Friday (it's a competition, the Black Greeks on campus teach the White Greeks to step). The show was good, but the Arena was full of all the brothers and sisters that were supporting their organizations... I don't think I've even been in a closed space with so many White Greeks. Then on Saturday I went to the NPHC step show on campus... the show was WOW! Then, again, I haven't been in a close space with so many Black Greeks (they're crunk!). I think I need to clarify here, I'm not into the Greek thing... that's just how it happened this week. And it contributed to me, feeling gray.

Then at the basketball game on Friday night, we played against SouthWest Baptist (we won!). The game was good... But I couldn't help but notice that the SWB team had a couple of Latinos. Then, for a second, I wondered how it would be like if there were Latinos in our team.

Anywho... I'm just gonna go do what I need to do for tomorrow and will leave you thinking about my grayness. Hey, I also updated my website... you should stop by there.

1 comment:

Coco said...

It's one of the reasons why I decided to teach in the same area where I grew up- to be a Latino Role Model for latino children.

My college experience was definitely a "white" experience- I went to this college because they gave me a full scholarship and because they needed latinos amongst their "population". I learned the academics taught, and also learned that I am proud to be a Latina.

Un fuerte y caluroso abrazo.

soy mexicana, nacida en los EEUU...
mi mamá nacio en Jalisco, y mi papá también nacio en los EEUU pero de padres mexicanos (jalisco). cuando mi papá cumplio 7 años- su familia regresó a Mexico y ahi se quedaron algunos años hasta que mi papá y sus hermanos estaban ya grandecitos para trabajar. Ya grandecitos (16 años) mi papá y su familia se vinieron de nuevo a los EEUU.
asi que aquí estamos...luchando por la vida.