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People will wonder why this blog is needed, why minority midwifery student? It's very simple actually; I was looking for this blog...but I couldn't find I created it. We all have unique experiences, and every experience, every story, can help someone else. I am a black girl from the hood at an ivy league professional school. That, alone, is reason enough to write. Somebody was looking for this blog. Someone wanted proof that what I'm doing can be done - even when you come from where we come from.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Privilege at the Library

I made it to the library... two hours after I had planned to arrive. My study partner and I were in a study room, when in walks a guy and his friends asking if they could have the room for their group. Ummm. Well...

My study partner: "mmm"

Me: "Do you have the room reserved?" (It is possible, though not common, to actually reserve the study rooms for your group)

Him: "No, we just have a lot of people and need a room."

Oh, in that case...

Me: "we are actually studying here, so no that won't be possible."

Hello!?! My study partner graciously told them where she had saw another available room before we settled on this one. Do you think they went to see if that empty room was still available? No, of course not (unless they went later)

Not today, brutha, not today.

My girl self is not required to give up study space for your boy self... I am equally allowed space in this place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why make it into a male/female thing? Maybe he was just asking to see if your smaller party could move. Or maybe he's just dumb. But don't get all feminist on him....and this is coming from a girl. We've got enough real issues to be mad about the sexist divide without drowning them out with somewhat over the top assumptions...