Sunday, October 7, 2012

stereotyped

A stranger on the tram this afternoon started chatting with me and asked what course I was doing in Australia. He had assumed I was an international student. Seriously? In today's multicultural society, is it still right to assume that someone who is not white is either (1) new to the country or (2) a foreign student? I politely told him I am Australian and grew up in Canberra.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

He was making conversation because he wanted to hook up with you. I hope you said that you were Australian in a very deep voice.