I don’t know what I’d do without music. I really don’t.
So, this week was… meh. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and the heart murmur is still murmuring away, and as per doctor’s orders, I had to nix the fitness training program that I had been looking forward to.
Why have I been so awfully sick? Well, we suspect hidden mold in our apartment. So, we bought a swanky air purifier (holy crap! I woke up feeling so refreshed this morning thanks to clean air!) and today we are bleaching every inch of the bathroom and kitchen. We just have to stay here five more months and then it’s off to the next great adventure!
Also, we found fleas on one of the cats. So, we had to interrupt the mid-week rush to give them flea baths.
But what excellent things happened this week?
Okay… back to cleaning!
So, now that I’m finally finishing up my undergrad degree, I’ve got a little more time.
What spurred my interest in updating? Well, the other day someone actually tried to argue in a class on civil liberties that we didn’t need affirmative action anymore, because we’re no longer controlled by white, anglo-saxon protestants (WASPs).
My hand frantically shot-up. But alas, I guess the professor knew I would not have something nice to say.
But seriously, had this fellow never taken a cursory glance at Congress? Because that’s exactly the group we’re controlled by! In fact, the WASPs have created such a wonderful institutionalized system of discrimination and racism that even though they are increasingly becoming a minority in the U.S., they still hold a majority of the positions of power and money.