|By Krbxtigerz (Krbxtigerz) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit|
I understand that there are majority of White students at Williams......my question is...
do people like asians feel strange and alienated because there are so little asians and so many whites???
do all the students get along with each other and become friends despite the racial differences????
|By Haon (Haon) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit|
let me start out by saying I'm white.
That said, it seems to me that minorities do not feel alienated at Williams. The entry system and lack of special interest housing mix everyone together. Because of this, I feel that despite Williams slightly lower lack of diversity than its companion schools, there is a significantly higher amount of inter-ethnic social grouping. In slightly different words, social groups are rarely ethnically based.
|By Beachbum (Beachbum) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 01:01 am: Edit|
Being a minority myself and having gone to white, suburban schools, those who cast themselves off as too different from anybody else to connect... well, they have a harder time fitting in. If you are open minded to whomever you meet, and genuinely act friendly, then race makes no difference at all. You don't have to mold yourself into a different person and abandon your heritage, you just have to be willing to meet new people and be open minded. ...and who says if you are asian you just have to click only with other asians to 'fit in'. i've had a rough time with this growing up, so I'm kind of passionate about it. People want to be your friends because of who you are, not what you consist of... generally.
Now with that in mind, students get along with each other regardless of race.
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