"I have, actually. I lived in Albuquerque, where the culture is predominantly Hispanic, and I found myself picking up characteristics, like, I would say, 'Hey, esse.' And then I began to wonder what it might be like to have darker hair and skin, brown eyes and a real passion for life. You always hear about hot-blooded Latin lovers. Well, I saw those guys interacting with their girlfriends and wives -- wow!"
"No, I don't know if I can really picture myself as a person of another race. I'm happy with what I am and happy with the diversity that's all around me -- which is why we're avid city dwellers."
"There was a time when I couldn't find work as an art teacher. I must have been told 50 times by friendly faculty: 'We like you, Wiktor, but we're looking for women and minorities.' So I used to fantasize about being a black lesbian art teacher."
Student, Washington University
"No, there's nothing wrong with being Chinese!"
Proprietor, C.J.'s Produce Market
"I'm proud to be an American. I'm not African-American, I'm not Italian-American and I'm not 'other.' You know that category on the form when they ask you what race you are? I used to write 'other.' Now I write 'American.' Screw 'em!"
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