I using Spanish to exclude non-latinos a form of racism?
America has many immigrants from many different countries. And just as many languages are spoken. Yet the hispanics are able to communicate amongst themselves using spanish, which is the defacto language of latinos. Is this racism?
“Racial Discrimination – any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.”
Heh. Look at my heading. I should learn English too.
That would apply also to Chinese, Haitians, Japanese, etc, etc
Do I have any chance?
I’m now a current a college student at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have a average GPA. I have 50 hours of credit, majoring in General Biology so I can transfer to community college out of the state which have a program and then hoping to transfer to RIT(Rochester institution of technology) to major in Bioinformatics or Biotechnology. I’m just wonder if I have any chance of getting in because it seem like a very good school for me. Also I’m hearing impaired, the school I’m going to in New Orleans doesn’t have the right service for disability students, my language are Sign English and I don’t really use American Sign Language because I never learned it until I started at Delgado. My weakest are in English since most of the teachers and the lab don’t seem to be working well with me, the advisor kept putting me in wrong classes over and over. It seem like the advisor don’t care. It make me wonder if I really need to move to get a good education for myself and something good for myself for once. All I want is to get a great education, social with people who are hearing and hearing impaired, learn many new things on my own, and learn on my own. Thank you for taking your time to read and any tips will be great!
Don’t even listen to that other person. Give up your dreams? That’s the most ridiculous piece of advice I’ve ever heard! Sometimes you need to be realistic, but that doesn’t always include giving up your dreams; it just means that sometimes, you need to realize that achieving your dreams will be difficult, but by no means impossible.
RIT is well within your aims. It’s an average school in terms of admissions, but you can still get an excellent education there. I don’t know what kind of help you could get there in terms of your hearing impairment, sorry. But I think you can do it.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Nothing is impossible. I encourage you to apply, even if you don’t think you will be admitted. I hate to sound cliche, but I just have to say it: you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
I honestly believe that you can do this. I wish you the best of luck, and I sincerely hope that you are admitted.
Why do my classmates laugh when I make an oral presentation?
I am very shy, but I’m trying to get better grades. For that I need to make oral presentations. But I’m an immigrant so I’m speaking with an accent. Whenever I speak in front of a class or raise my hand, some people start laughing. I’m not sure what is so funny, maybe my body language (sometimes my hands shake) or my use of grammar or my accent.
But it really impairs my ability to do presentations. I was thinking if I know why they laugh, what’s the motivation behind it, I wouldn’t be so affected by it. Because objectively it’s not very funny.
Any thoughts would be really appreciated! Thanks!
Don’t worry about it. Sometimes some people can be just plain mean even if it isn’t funny, Just do your best and focus on your presentation, If you’re worried about looking at them, just imagine them as teddy bears. Good luck. ^^
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