440 Irrational Fear.


The other day I got an email asking me why Mike & Jolene don’t ‘act like Mexicans’.  I had to think about it for a moment.  There are a few reasons, I guess.  Firstly, they aren’t.  They’re Americans.  Maybe their families came from there, but that doesn’t mean they have to act like stereotypes.  I’ve known a lot of Mexicans. (and Asians, but not many black people for whatever reason.)  Sure, some of them live up to the stereotypes, but others shatter them completely.  I come from a pretty diverse part of the country.  You get all kinds of people, and the like minded ones tend to gather together.  I don’t know, is my worldview abnormal?  Should Mike and Jo just run around in sombreros, drinking tequila?  That certainly doesn’t fit in with my life experiences.