This dude has a masters degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics.
So I have been a bad blogger (I’m sorry, I’ve been super busy and YOu’ll see why when I sit down and get to work on updating you guys on Saturday[??possibly??]) but I saw this on my dashboard and I wanted to share it with you guys.
This is SO very true. It is the craziest thing because while I have been in london, I never get “where are your ancestors from” spiel. People might ask where from america I’m from cause they’r trying to localize my accent, but there’s never a doubt or question as to my being an american. Which is ridiculously contrary to the experiences I’ve had as a born and raised californian, or even here with some american’s who are also studying abroad.
I had a crazy experience with this freshman girl from New York on orientation day.
Girl: “yeah it’s crazy being in a new country isn’t it?”
Me: Yeah I’m very excited to be here.
Girl, Yeah the time difference is bugging me, I’m from new york, where are you from?
Me: Oh california, the LA Area-
Girl: no but like, where are you ~*from*~ like originally….
Girl: but like before that….
and it’s absolutely ridiculous because I’ve talked to people from ALL OVER the world who are at this school or on the streets of london, and I’m american enough for them… just not for my own people apparently.
So yeah London rocks, and it’s a huge culture shock. Now I have to get back to reading for a Lab interview!
Basically if you’re non-white or if you have an accent, people ask you if you’re a tourist. Way to feel at home.