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Unformatted text preview: certain ethnic background or “minorities”. This drives me crazy! I may have a lighter skin color, but I’ve had a full-time job and been in school since the 8 th grade in order to get to college, I’ve grown up in Oakland where the living was rough, and I’ve maintained straight A’s all the way. From the perspective of a “white girl,” it was upsetting for me to see tons of scholarship money being sent out to students solely based on their skin color, while I had to go to community college after all of my achievements. Do you think that leveling out the playing field for opportunities such as college admittance, scholarships, and even jobs would help erase racism? 3.) What is authentic? Who cares? I honestly do not care if someone considers themselves to be “authentic Chinese” or “authentic Russian.” Authenticity comes from persuading yourself of what you are; it is an internal battle. Should it matter if someone is authentic or not? And who is to decided what is?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course ANTH 263 at USC.