Tag Archives: racism

I Thought They Were Exaggerating

As I mentioned in my last entry, one thing I learned while I was in America was how systemic and unnoticed-by-most the racism actually was. To be honest, when I’d been reading all of the articles about it from abroad, … Continue reading

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Dating an Arab

The other day Polly made a post about some observations about dating a Russian. And I have many-a-time discussed with other people what’s unique to dating an Arab. Much of this is stuff I bond over weekly with a friend … Continue reading

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Are people really that tethered?

It’s almost time to go back to Abu Dhabi. Five more days. It has been a lovely vacation, but I am ready to go back. I am tired of answering questions like “When are you moving back?” Or people telling … Continue reading

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Defining the Stereotypes

Once upon a time I was out with my boyfriend and somehow he started talking to this man. (My boyfriend talks to everyone.) With one rough glance, I thought the man was my boyfriend’s cousin because he has the same … Continue reading

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Define your terms

My boyfriend and I watched some coverage of the Boston explosions today. Some of the news coverage referred to the bombs as terrorism. After which my boyfriend commented that now that it was terrorism, the Arabs were going to be … Continue reading

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