Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I can relate to you.....bro

Recently I was in a forced situation with a number of ignorant people. As you can probably tell i found this situation amusing. I prefer to not communicate in these situations but I love to listen as it helps me to "relate" to people. I usually find these conversations hilarious as some pearls of wisdom come out of them. Perhaps the most intelligent statement that came from this conversation was when one kid was talking to the other kid about the struggles of Intro to college algebra. As they continued to talk about their struggles with the class the one boy cloaked in an affliction T shirt looked at the other one who fashions a faux hawk said "Bro.... If i were Asian I would have no problems with math" At this point my ears perked up and I, a partial Asian who struggled with math, asked "why is that". Afflicted Bro responds "all Asians are good at math" I reply "oh yeah 100% percent of the 100 bazillion Asian people are good at math." This was quickly followed by another fundamentally ignorant statement by Afflicted bro "yeah bro, that's what I'm saying." I decided there was three options here 1) Continue as an undercover dude 2) quickly google on my phone the easiest way to make myself go deaf for a short time 3) continue to read about Casey Anthony. I chose the 3rd. Ive did learn from that night that I would use my genetic pre disposal as my excuse for anything in life. I'm pretty sure that listening in class, studying, and applying yourself would overcome the fact that you were born white. Ive decided to make a list of my lacks and blame it on what race I'm not instead of my laziness towards certain things.

If only my parents were black i would be in the NBA or a good dancer
If only my parents were Dominican I would be in the MLB or a good dancer

All this time i thought somehow i was responsible for my lacks turns out it is my genetic predisposition.