Sunday, October 3, 2010

Advenures in Multicultural Living: Only in the Midwest: Trying to line up stereotypes, cultural background, intuition and reality - AnnArbor.com

Starting a new season, cycle 3 for Adventures in Multicultural Living, and what a way to begin! (lots of interesting comments on what i thought was a completely innocent article about the Midwest)


My son and I were biking on our cool blue and gold Trail-a-Bike down Green Road on our way to soccer practice Thursday evening, when a tall, trim, gray-haired, nicely dressed, 50-ish gentleman in a shiny black BMW pulled over in front of us and waved at us to stop.

My first reaction came out of my old big city training, “Who is this crazy old white guy and what is he trying to do to us? Kidnap us? Dismember us?”

(I have been reading Maya Angelou and she cannot help worrying about what crazy thing white people might do next, her experience finds them completely unpredictable.)

click on link for more: Only in the Midwest: Trying to line up stereotypes, cultural background, intuition and reality - AnnArbor.com

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