I meet so many many many different people from all kinds of countries and cultures . Not only different languages but also different skin color. It is everybody's own uniqueness and one should not try to sound like a culture that is other than your own.
That world is so sick that for colored people it is necessary to hide their uniqueness to get a job and that is bad news. I can hear if one is Canadian, Native American, Far eastern, from Amsterdam in the north or from a province in the south. I can see on skin color if one is west european or east european and even from what part of Africa someone is. And then I want to ask them where they are from because I am fascinated by their culures, their history and art.
But now it seems not appropriate to ask anyone where they are from it is discriminating? If I am interested in your land, your culture how is that discriminating?
Today I drove home from work and there was a woman hitchhiking. The first thing I see because I am not blind is that she is latino.
In the US, as what I see on internet these days is that whites open their car window and nasty shout "go back to your country" which is disgusting because they are in there own country.
I stopped my car because that is what you do on my island, If someone needs help, you help. I didn't want to ask her where she was from to make her feel uncomfortable (because the world is sick) but she asked me first so now I could ask her too.
Peru, she said. She spoke my language with a strong Spanish accent and excused herself for not being a perfect Dutch language speaker.
Your Dutch is perfect I said and much much better than my Spanish. We talked all the way to her destination and we dropped two life stories in a nutshell. We exchanged addresses and phone numbers. My business is doing well and in the near future i might need a business partner not working for me but working with me and she could just be the one. And if you have to change your uniqueness for a job, than that is not the job for you.