Diversity Discontents

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Stanislav Prasolov 04/06/13 Diversity and It’s Discontents When moving to another country is always not easy because it takes a lot of time to get use to new society and culture. You get treated differently when people find out you’re an immigrant from different country, some people would bully you and some would not pay attention to you at all because they would look at you as an “the other”. Even if you were born in United States and your nationality is Spanish and you speak fluent English, the American people would still judge you as “the other” just like Arturo Madrid the author of Diversity and It’s Discontents. Madrid had a hard time to fit in, he was looked at the “other” which means not fitting in the group…show more content…
After a week we found an apartment we can live in, I remember I was happy because my dad’s friend’s house wasn’t comfortable for four people to live in, he had a small one bedroom apartment so it wasn’t that much space for all of us to stay there. When we moved out to our new home I was so happy to learn new language, meet new friends, and go to new school I though it’s going to be easy to meet people and learn English but I was far from it. In school they put me in in special class called “ESL” which stands for English as a Second Language. In class they had a lot of students from different countries; such as Africans, Russians, Puerto Rican, Chinese, and on. This class was only for students that are not from Unites States and had to learn English. I had couple friends that spoke my language which is Russian/Ukrainian but I wanted to be friends who are from here. For some reason I didn’t like hanging with friends from Russia because it doesn’t do any good for my English and I wanted to get used to America more. So I tried to make friends that speak fluently English, I though it’s going to be easy to make friends… I was wrong. People looked at me differently like I’m some kind of bad person because I was Ukrainian and none of American kids wanted to be friends with me, instead they pushed and ignored me. It was hard for me to figure it out why American kids don’t want to be friends with me or associate with me. I felt like I was the “other” at that time, I felt

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