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I hate it when this happened to me.

alwaysfaithfulalwaysfaithful Registered User Posts: 688 Member
edited September 2008 in College Life
In many events and student organizations that I have joined, the hosts or the organizers seemed to think that they were doing us a favor or being considerate by putting people of the same ethnicities, or cultural backgrounds together in the same group, in the event of some group activities. I am Chinese. And I don't know how many times I found myself in the only group with international or Asian students. I don't like this arrangement at all. In fact, I ****ing hate it with a passion. Why can they promote diversity by mixing us with other people. Did they think that I would feel somehow more connected if I had someone to relate to? Well the truth is that I feel very excluded when being put in this situation.
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Replies to: I hate it when this happened to me.

  • OKgirlOKgirl Registered User Posts: 2,134 Senior Member
    You shouldn't just count on them. Its also up to u to expand your horizons and meet people on your own.
  • tisthemorningtisthemorning Registered User Posts: 245 Junior Member
    ^exactly. It's college - find a way to do your own thing.
  • dchow08dchow08 Registered User Posts: 3,267 Senior Member
    Well, if you're surrounded by lots of diverse people--there you go. I mean, I think the clubs that are founded are supposed to connect students that share similar cultural backgrounds. If you want to see more diversity, you have the college campus. You ask, why can't they promote diversity by mixing us with other people (actually, you asked why can they). The question is, why don't you do something, either by meeting more people on your own, as OKgirl mentioned?
  • IolantheIolanthe Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    I think people are missing the op's point.
    I thought he was saying in clubs that are dividing up into smaller assigned groups to work on projects or things, the organizers lump all the minorities into the same group.
  • Rachel_DawesRachel_Dawes Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    I think people are missing the op's point.
    I thought he was saying in clubs that are dividing up into smaller assigned groups to work on projects or things, the organizers lump all the minorities into the same group.

    Iolanthe is right-- this seems to be the OP's actual point.

    Just wondering alwaysfaithful, what university do you go to? And are you a student from China, or are you Chinese-American?

    If you are from China, as an international student club organizers might expect some sort of language/cultural barrier of you. Perhaps they think you'd be more comfortable with people who speak the same language as you and/or share a common culture.

    If, however, you are Chinese-American, that's extremely biased on the part of club organizers-- that grouping is then based purely on your ethnicity, rather than your actual nationality.
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