[Previously by Athena Kerry: Brainwashing In Academe: The Resident Assistants Tale]
In an online conversation yesterday, my fellow coed Jenni vented to me about the declining club scene in Dallas, where she is currently attending school.
Deep Ellum, the entertainment district that was once known for its great restaurants, quirky boutiques, and impressive music scene, is collapsing. Two of Dallas oldest and best venues have declared bankruptcy in the past six months.
If you ask the city, theyll blame anything from 9/11 to changing tastes. But the old regulars will tell you exactly what went wrong.
Besides, she added, laughing, we got tired of all the black guys commenting on our butts.
Asians (i.e. what used to be called Orientals) squeeze for freshness. Unlike grocery store produce, women that I know dont respond positively to pinches, pokes or even pats while stuck in a crowded elevator. But as of yet, Asi an men havent caught on.
This isnt just a vicious rumor started by intolerant college girlsthe Japan Times has been reporting on how this problem has stirred some city train lines to introduce women-only cars. But that sort of segregation on my campus would inspire GLBTQA protesters to demonstrate outrage at forcing anyone to declare a particular gender.
Mexican men are widely despised among young (white) women for whistling out car windows, yelling crude and offensive remarks, or simply leering obnoxiously at anything that walks past with a hint of estrogen.
Athena Kerry (email her) is a senior at a Catholic university somewhere in America.