I’m too tired tonight to write a whole lot…I’ve been studying like crazy all day, and my brain’s dead. Having said that, I’d like to at least discuss a few observations I made earlier today.
While out with my family, we went out to lunch at a Chinese buffet. It was just something fast with lots of options to choose from, as my sister’s kids are pretty picky. While there, I noticed the other consumers. About 80 to 90% of all the restaurant’s patrons were Hispanic. Other the two servers of Asian descent, everyone else in the building was white. It was a smorgasbord of national origins, and we were all feasting on highly Americanized Chinese cuisine that had very little to do with actual Chinese food.
This observation proved Americans tend not to notice irony even when it’s staring them in the face. I really do love this country sometimes. We can be so clueless, but this lack of awareness demonstrates just how far we’ve come in regards to race relations, too. We are all simply Americans, and we were all hungry for some fried chicken swimming in soy sauce. For some reason.