posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 09:39 AM
It's not just one way,and its not just kids being overly sensitive .
I would guess the teachers were just teasing ,but even so ,they're the adults in the equasion .
The mother should have complained to the school first ,and if it continued ,then taken more drastic action .
The only time I was ever discriminated against because of my nationality ,American ,was in Japan ,and the people doing it ,were canadians .
Yes really .
It was for the world Aikido tournament at the Budokan .
I met people from all over the world ,and there was one group of Canadians who were so nasty to me ,I was stunned .
Not only was I American ,I was from New York . They acted like I had horns and a tail . They were also much older than I was. I was in ny late 20s,and
they were in their 60s.
They were heads of Canadian aikido schools .
The had seniority over me in that sense ,and actually kept me from competeing in a few of the matches with their students.
On and on ,AMERICAN ,NEW YORK ,HORRIBLE .
And this was the 90s folks . There was no weird sigma attached to New York like there is now .Mostly because of our politicians .
Thing is ,my sensei ,the owners of the NEW YORK AIKIKAI ,*coughs* ,in Manhattan ,set up their trip to go and be in the tournament .
So I'm one of his students,and the only reason they are even there is because of him ,and they're ragging on me.
What I did was,tell them in no uncertain terms ,back off,or I will tell sensei what you're doing to one of his students,and see if you ever get in
here again .
They started buying me gifts after that .....
I chalked it off to a few bad individuals ,but I dont get this when it happens .
Given how closely related we are ,ridicule in either direction ,is just uncalled for .