thing on my mind

04/08/2013 § 2 Comments

ok so my family and i visited this chinese tuition centre and some thoughts surfaced.

scenario: kid no.1 is born in the US and takes chinese as his 2nd language. he wants to go to a good college. kid no.2 is born in the US and takes german as his 2nd language. he too, wants to go to a good college. they apply to the same school. however, the college only accepts kid 2.

kid 1 is chinese but kid 2 is white. they only accept kid 2 because he is “exotic” and has a german last name but him taking german it is still more of a 2nd language than chinese as a second language for a chinese person.

wow this is so unfair. apparently this is how people in colleges perceive kids and that’s why i can’t just stick to chinese. i agree- a chinese person speaking chinese? wow! thats not really impressive. so i’m learning french. i wanna be trilingual.

but yes. how unfortunately prejudiced.

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