Friday, October 13, 2006

Living as a Minority

Being blond and blue-eyed, I am both the SoCal norm and its ideal. Among the Turks, I’m a minority. I stick out so that people stop me in the streets to ask me where I’m from. Although this is a somewhat heterogeneous society, it’s nothing like the “rainbow” that is SoCal. Then again, I’d say Turks admire blond people, so I’m not experiencing what many minorities do in the States.

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