Jimbo wrote:Teaching a private lesson today (which is not much more than an hour of chatting in English), when i asked my student, an educated woman in her 40s if she'd like to travel to the United States today she said no. It is too strange these days, she said, kind of like North Korea.
I've read and heard lots of reports since the Kansas incident with Indian students about coming to the US. Seems the attitude about studying and working in the US has changed dramatically. Obviously, the media chooses to air and print quotes that validate their point of view, but I've also heard about lots more comments about the amount of Indian folk living in my adopted hometown of Fremont that might not have been voiced before.
I heard my boss, who grew up here, say, "Now I count the amount of white people when I walk in a bank or store." My son told me one his friend's dad say, "It didn't use to look like Bombay when I grew up here."
Yes, Fremont has a large Asian, and Indian population, specifically, but it seems some folks feel more free commenting on the ethnic mix now.