Friday, February 10, 2012

Mean Black Kids

Especially so, with black kids, who are taught by their parents that they deserve extra respect because their ancestors were slaves, and if anybody says anything about black people in America, those people are racist.

 I picked my children up at school today as usual.

They were late coming to the car.

 I park at a place where I can see the entire playground.

 School ended, and my husband and I were standing, waiting and watching for our children.

My husband saw three black girls and one black boy, about in third grade, (8 years old),  holding a 1/2 white and Japanese girl on the ground, and they said "it is your turn to feel what it is like to be slave".

The school has a playground monitor, and today it was a Japanese woman who probably knows nothing about mean kids.

 The monitor was on the far side of the playground.

She was the only person to supervise about 35 children.
It was not the monitor's fault for not seeing this.

The black kids were standing and blocking her view.
The black kids went to a far place on the playground so they could be mean without any adult seeing.

But they didn't see us.

My husband yelled "what are you doing?"  The black kids said "we're playing".

The 1/2 girl was crying.

 My husband told them that it wasn't playing, and asked "why the 1/2 girl isn't holding any of them on the ground?".

 They said nothing and started to hang their heads in shame.

 They knew they were caught being mean and bullying.

  The playground monitor heard his loud voice and finally came over to see what the problem was.

 The 1/2 girl ran away crying.

My husband told me "that is how kids are mean in America".

It starts this early, and adults should know that kids can be this mean!!!

 Especially black kids.  In America, when a black person can't succeed, they say "discrimination".  More to follow on this topic.  

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wow ! Eastern and Western Culture shock. Pt. 1

I am from Japan, and I married an American man. 

 Before I married several people told me that they also married an American man, and they warned me about the culture shock I would soon face.  

 They wished me good luck.
 I became a little apprehensive.

  Now, I know some obvious differences between Americans and Asians. 
 Asian people, especially Japanese have complexes.  

Things that they think other people are thinking about them.
  One big  complex is how  Americans will think about their English pronunciation, and  grammar. 
  Sometimes my husband noticed that his Japanese coworkers didn't really start to feel loose, unwind, and speak freely, until they have an alcoholic drink or two.

   As far as body shape and features, I think (and many Japanese think) that Americans have long legs.  
When I was young, I remember people saying that they tried stretching their legs by having somebody pull on them, just to get taller.  

These days, I think Japanese people for the most part, are interested in changing  their appearance. 

 In Japan,you can see blue, green,and hazel eyes thanks to colored contact lenses.  Hair color is also changing. 
 Even old ladies can be seen with purple hair in Kyushu.

    When I was a teenager, I was a pen pal with an American girl about 13 years old. 
 She sent me a picture of her and I couldn't believe what I saw. 

 She had rings on her fingers, and make-up, and long manicured fingernails. Her name was Laura, and she was from Boston.  Her father was a surgeon.  We were introduced through my Grandmother who was friends with her Grandmother.                                            All I remember is that if I had gone to school in Japan looking like her, there would be big trouble with my teachers, parents and the school principal.
....I did envy her a little for the freedom she had