To OP...How did you handle the situation?
QUOTE(ChinaSoldier6 @ Mar 18 2008, 03:08 AM) [snapback]3575549[/snapback]
White people are like that, the more you ask them to consider you, the more they think you're unworthy. you have to embarass them before the instructor, then they will have some respect for you!
That's the worst advice you could give...to call someone out infront of a superior will only make them want to retaliate. I don't see it getting any respect...at best they would completely ignore her. Truthly, it would probably make things even worse.
QUOTE(KoreanaHoosierHahkseng @ Apr 5 2008, 09:38 PM) [snapback]3617472[/snapback]
All I was stating was that the people here really lack emotion. You try to joke with them, laugh, but they don't laugh back or even smile back. Some of them are very cold and even don't say hi to you in the hallway just because you're not white. I hate to whine and play the race card, but a lot of people who diss me in this post have never been to Indiana. So they don't know how "backward" this state is compared to Illinois, New York, Washington State, California, etc. But all in all, I'd rather be here in Indiana than say, Wyoming or Montana.
I don't know if it's a case of people in the midwest lacking emotion...they could just be wary of what isn't familiar to them. Let's be honest, for all the talk of college being a time of discovery, exploration and acceptance, if someone doesn't leave thier comfort zone they won't develop much. I know when I first went to school I was a slightly racist conservative homophobe. Four years later, one of my best friends was gay, I lived with a black dude, and I had voted for Al Gore. (yeah, I'm old.)
QUOTE(KoreanaHoosierHahkseng @ Apr 5 2008, 09:43 PM) [snapback]3617484[/snapback]
The whites here in general, I'm not saying all of them are like this, but they usually interact amongst themselves, and form their own social/study groups (which is why the top students in the class tend to be whites, LOL, yeah pfft, I'd like to see them compete academically with Asians attending Harvard, MIT, Yale). Some of them are cool. But I usually don't like to interact with the white students from Indiana. My only white friend is this jew-Canadian guy from Toronto. I also like this Italian guy from northern Indiana where it's more liberal there.
Anyhow, this is an old old thread I started up when I first moved to Indiana. I'm moving up to Indianapolis in June to attend med school at IUPUI. Woo hoo!! Get away from dirty old "liberal" gay bloomington!
C'mon, they're at IU...of course they can't compete with Ivy Leaguers of any race! I grew up in Missouri, and you're right, we usually kept to our bible-belt, white-bread selves. It's what we were comfortable with. I'm trying to remember, I don't think I had much if any interaction with asians in college...not because I was trying to avoid them, just different social circles and such. My limited exposure came through my Filipino friend who was involved in the campus Asian American Association...I went to a few parties. I can only speak of my own experiences, and I can tell through your posts that you're intelligent enough to tell when you're being shunned...I just wanted to give you the perspective of 1 white guy who grew up and went to school in the midwest.
By the way, enjoy your time in Indy...I spent a few days there when we drove to watch the NCAA tournament one year (I got on TV!). The downtown has been revitalized, lots of bars and galleries to waste time in.
QUOTE(revolt @ Aug 23 2008, 04:58 AM) [snapback]3887735[/snapback]
It's not like that in Kansas especially at KU. It's really diverse there and you'll see everyone speaking withe everyone. Come to KU haha
You sound like the brouchures I threw away when I was a Sr. in HS. Typical ku BS propaganda. ku is as backwards as any college in the midwest, only with more hippies that got lost on the way to Berkeley in the 60s and became professors.