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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mixed Student Union at UCLA: An Interesting Idea

Hat tip Daily Bruin


I came across the below article in UCLA's Daily Bruin and found it quite interesting. There is a student club at UCLA called the Mixed Student Union, whose members come from mixed parentage.

http://dailybruin.com/2016/04/29/mixed-heritage-conference-to-encourage-students-to-embrace-background/

Though I am usually wary of identity politics, I found this quite interesting. My wife is Mexican and we have two children. The only one in our family who isn't truly bilingual is our son, but I look at their mixed heritage as a plus. I just hope that this group doesn't get too wound up in that micro-aggression, racial profiling stuff. Focus on the positives, of which there are many.
Someday in the future, this will be the norm, and we will have fewer reasons to be divided.
Good luck to this group.



2 comments:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

This group should eventually be a majority of students everywhere, for the simple reason that most of us are mixed. Eventually this group will absorb all the identities, and we'll have to find something else to hate each other over.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

This group should eventually be a majority of students everywhere, for the simple reason that most of us are mixed. Eventually this group will absorb all the identities, and we'll have to find something else to hate each other over.