Open Thread: So How Do You Do It?
A reader emailed me this:
Hi Ankhesen,I really am interested to hear what our older, more seasoned bar patrons suggest. I too will be contributing; I grew in a state that's 96% white, so in many ways, I can relate.
I am a 20 y.o. black female student who just got accepted in law school. I started my first class today and the number of white students in the class is...*sigh*. Basically, I am the only black person in the whole class, and I think there's 1-2 others POCs but they seem to have no interest in talking to me.
I find myself in a really uncomfortable position since I feel some disdain and even some kind of snobbish attitude toward me. I moved out from a big city to go live near the college. Since I'm new in town, I know no one. I tried to talk to a group of girl and see if I could have lunch with them (everyone is basically new and I thought I could make an effort to make new friends or at least acquaintances). They basically told me in a unsubtle way: no.
I'm here for my career and if I can't make friends before graduation, I will bear it. My question is: how do I keep myself for not going crazy for the next years because of these white kids (mostly the white girls) ?
I don't know if you could make a post asking the guests at the bar how did they manage to not feel constantly annoyed by white people and do their things ?
If you feel like it shouldn't be a post, I still thank you for the time you have take to read my message.