How Often Do You Interact With People of Another Race or Ethnicity?
Not often in real life. I live in Kochi, India and there are foreigners who come to visit the place and a few who work over here in MNCs and/or the BPO sectors. In recent months I have met more foreigners face to face than I ever have. One reason, we have American clients and hence from time to time they do fly in to our offices for various reasons.
The other is that we also have offices abroad and for a week a colleague from the Philippines was here with us (there were 2 others but I only interacted with the one as she was from the same department as I am) and it was so much fun as she is a really sweet and lovely individual. We also have 5 Egyptians who are working in our office and they have been here for 6 months, 3 of which I have been there as well. Those are the most I have interacted with at any point of time.
Other than that I have mostly interacted with people online and I don’t care what race / ethnicity they are as long as they are good people and treat me with the common courtesy and respect that is due to an individual and I will definitely treat them with respect and offer them friendship. Afterall we are all human (though I know some of you do not act like it) and we are actually one race. One species.
Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times