Thursday, May 01, 2008
On Living with a Majority Minority
New Mexico is the only Minority Majority state in the U.S. Which is a phrase that doesn't even make any sense, actually. But it's something you notice when you go to a state like Minnesota, walk into a business establishment meant to cater to tourists or business travelers (or, college students attending a trivia competition) and silently wonder to yourself, "Hmm, where are all the brown people?"
(This is something you often find yourself doing when you're usually the only brown person in a particular place. Or at least, I do. Is that bad?)
And then you look around and notice. Oh. Oooohh, I get it. They all work here. They're the employees.
When you're from a place where class distinctions are not so much marked by skin color, it's kind of weird to go somewhere where they are.
Anyway, I've uploaded some of the pictures I took at College Bowl, here.