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LouMinotti wrote:
I look at China and her people. There is no ethnic mix at all there, and therefore not too much diversity and all that that implies if you know what I mean. I'll take diversity and a mix of culture over that any day. Even if it means feeling like a minority.


There are actually around 56 ethnic groups in China. While it's true that nearly 1.2 billion are classified as Han Chinese, that still leaves over 100 million people from other ethnicities.
 
Even if it means feeling like a minority? That's what many of us live with every day.
 

 
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jerseygurl4 wrote:
 
They are also Jehovah Witnesses and that is the reason they didn't place their hands above their hearts. The problem with the society now is that people are quick to judge without knowing the circumstances.

 


Thank you, jerseygurl! I can't believe I didn't put that together! I'm a huge tennis fan and of the Williams sisters. I totally forgot they were Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
Anyway, let's hope their performance here gives them a boost into the U.S. Open on Monday!
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@islandchild82 wrote:


I look at China and her people. There is no ethnic mix at all there, and therefore not too much diversity and all that that implies if you know what I mean. I'll take diversity and a mix of culture over that any day. Even if it means feeling like a minority.


There are actually around 56 ethnic groups in China. While it's true that nearly 1.2 billion are classified as Han Chinese, that still leaves over 100 million people from other ethnicities.
Even if it means feeling like a minority? That's what many of us live with every day.






Well, I stand corrected. I guess a made another assumption like the OP. It's easy to do and has been the case since the first humans walked the earth. A great book, "The Third Chimpanzee" by Jared Diamond addresses mans innate nature to be prejudicial of "foreigners". It's not an American thing, or a Chinese thing, it's almost as if we're wired this way.

As for being a minority, my children are minorities as their father is Cuban. I kept my married name and I experience the prejudice. I'm a divorced Catholic and experience prejudice from my parish full of intact families and some of the clergy. I'm a bottom ten percent earner living and serving amongst the top one percent.

But my kids and their generation? They don't see race or color or religion or sexual preference or financial assets as the determining factor in regard to friendship or enmity or success or failure. They have evolved, and they are the generation of Americans that may just help put behind us the bigoted and prejudicial rut that still exists. I know they have helped me drop some of my own prejudices.
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@islandchild82 wrote:


@jerseygurl4 wrote:
They are also Jehovah Witnesses and that is the reason they didn't place their hands above their hearts. The problem with the society now is that people are quick to judge without knowing the circumstances.



Thank you, jerseygurl! I can't believe I didn't put that together! I'm a huge tennis fan and of the Williams sisters. I totally forgot they were Jehovah's Witnesses.
Anyway, let's hope their performance here gives them a boost into the U.S. Open on Monday!





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