Aw, I can't imagine what it must be like. I mean, there are people who take visual "differences" and make ignorant decisions about them but really, what is race? What is it that makes people separate each other into groups? I mean, babies don't mingle with babies who look like them because they don't know about difference. They all play together
It is a socially constructed idea. And I truly hate that. It's something that came up in women's studies (of all things). People created these notions to separate each other and create hierarchies.
If I could go back in time...
The book I'm reading for English (the Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart) discusses gender roles and female domesticity. Gets under my skin. Post modern thinking I suppose.
My point, we are made to feel like outsiders anywhere we go. I mean, when I started going to Nova Scotia with my bf to see his family and friends I was made to be the outsider. They were all trying to include me but I truly was the "other". They would ask (very seriously) if I knew "such and such a person" because of their idea that Newfoundlanders ALL knew each other.