Posted by Mary Ann on June 30, 2003 at 13:38:21:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: isn't this is a good thing? Re: VPO posted by Bill on June 30, 2003 at 10:26:31:
I have moved around a little, and was amazed to find that the people who were the sub-class in any region new to me, made it obvious in conversation. They referred to themselves as being the underclass, as being discriminated against, etc. This was before I had any interaction other than purely casual with anyone; and the "races" were often ones that did not, to me, appear to be any different than anybody else in that place. I think one of the most beneficial paths of study I took in college was my minor in cultural anthropology; I think cultural anthro should be required for any college degree, to teach people that other people have cultures, that people identify with groups based on culture, and that "ours" is not the only one.